The Joy of Dying

Is there Joy in dying? Is there Joy in death?

There certainly is Joy in birth and obviously Joy in being born. Right?

In the past 30 days, I’ve been exposed to nearly one dozen deaths. And these deaths have involved people close to me, or people close to people I’m close to. Ya with me?

Just yesterday, a good friend told me how peaceful the death of her family member was.

It started with tragic news, and there was little time to accept and deal with the impending reality.

And yet in the end, she spoke of it being Peaceful. Joyful.

Perhaps, with a little (or a lot) planning, death will be something we don’t fear, but something we view as simply part of life. Not to be feared, but to be embraced.

Maybe then we can look forward to it. Joyfully.

By jeff noel

Internet's only five-a-day blogger, leaving a trail for our son. This is about putting the spirit of Love at the center of your life. It may be God, Allah, Mohammed, Buddha, Yahweh, etc. For me, it's Jesus.

1 reply on “The Joy of Dying”

Jeff,

You are right – it can be embraced, with the right eternal perspective. If this is all you are hoping for – this life – then the fear of it ending can be tumultuous. But if you know your Maker and believe it doesn’t end with death, but eternal life, then the perspective changes.

Like my son reminded me the other day when I mentioned to him to be careful crossing the street, he said, “I will. But you know, everyone’s dying, but some faster than others.” Out of the mouths of babes.

Bob

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