I heard a radio broadcast this week that was speaking of loss and what it does to a person. It triggered something in me and I’ve been pondering life, loss and how it impacts me personally.
This morning I sat with notebook in hand and thought back. Any loss that I remembered with a sting, I wrote in my journal. I can say you don’t get to 60 years of life without having quite a list of significant losses in life. The list was actually quite depressing to ponder. I saw many losses that shaped me, changed me; losses that take a piece of you away that is never found again.
My mind shifted to some foundational truth to remember in the face of so much loss.
- All creation groans waiting for redemption
- Life is not static, it is a journey
- Everyone ages and dies
- God is eternal
- Life is temporary
- Heaven is waiting, real and permanent
- Grow fonder of heaven through every loss
- Loss brings humility, brokenness, empathy, surrender and growth
- Live each day, treat each person like this is it!
- Live fully present
- Make today special
- Savor the moments, they are fleeting
- Populate heaven
- Let loss shape me without defeating me
- Get up everyday, bring your A game
- Love large, serve well, be generous, live your legacy
- Never lose an eternal view of life
- Look forward to the forever city where God will dry every tear