When extraordinary circumstances arrive at the doorstep, the human acts in such a way to meet the expectations they present. I know this is true because I’ve watched as my husband and his sister have delayed the grieving process to handle the business at hand; checking off the boxes on the to-do list of funeral arrangements while continuing to keep a business running that they were thrust into, all the while still managing their businesses. The appearance is as though chaos is the new normal, but the reality is, it’s only temporary. Life and death are now tangled together in a beautiful dance that will eventually lead to a memory explosion; the living will remember the deceased in the glorious light he once held, all while making new memories as family and friends come together to pay tribute to a soul that made lasting impressions on everyone he met.
Death is sure; life is not guaranteed. God created all of this but didn’t leave us alone; he gave us Jesus, who did not escape death but changed it, so we no longer have reason to fear it, and he holds the keys to the everlasting. If you are unsure which direction you are going upon your death, seek Jesus now because, at any moment, God could call you home.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. Revelation 1:17-18