Soulful Sunday – The Day Nor The Hour

  

Do you feel or have you ever felt invincible? Nearly convinced that tomorrow WILL indeed come? I have, especially in my youthful years! We make plans, promises and work towards our purpose. All the while taking for granted that each day we rise and find ourselves still alive, is a blessing outside of anything we could ever control.

  

Truth of the matter is, the scripture says we die daily. (1 Corinthians 15:31) Each day that we are blessed to wake up, we are a day closer to the moment when we do not.

It’s a very difficult reality that many of us suppress. We typically don’t think about this until someone we know takes their last breath.

  

This past Wednesday felt heavy, dark and gloomy. Our world lost yet another iconic legend and it hurts. I was also informed within the same hour about the untimely death of a 16 year old young lady at a local school only 10 minutes from my home. Her mother dropped her off in the morning only to see her lifeless body in a morgue that evening. She was beaten by some other girls her age over a boy. According to details, both deaths appear to be incredibly premature.

PRINCE – June 7, 1958-April 21, 2016

Although My heart truly hurts, my spirit reminds me that no man knows the day or the hour when we will take our own last breath. That’s just a fact we can’t change. This holds true for the famous and not so famous alike.

Amy Joyner – RIP April 21,2016

So how are we living in the now knowing this reality? Do we simply mourn over those we have lost for a time then return to our lives as if our day is guaranteed to be eyons away?

I’m not suggesting to have a mind set fixed on death indefinitely. Even scripture says there is a time for everything. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) We should not live in a constant panic but reflection on how we are living. Are we making the best of our time with family friends our gifts and destiny are the questions and true wake up call.

Most importantly, the Word says every knee shall bow before God – (Romans 14:11) That excludes no one! So people can choose to be Non-Believers or represent the Gospel half hearted. What ever the choice, one day we all will close our eyes on this side of life and enter a new one to face that God and our Heavenly Father is indeed REAL! Make the most of your NOW, without forgetting that our day too shall come.

  

Rest In Peace to all the greats, not so greats and mankind in general. For peace is what I wish for all because life is indeed very difficult at times. From the human heart, It’s almost understandable that many would question a Heavenly Father’s existence when we are confronted regularly with burdens, tragedy and tremendous loss. But He too faced the same and left his Word to remind us of such.

Stay blessed and encouraged; this day and always!

  
#prince

#amyjoyner

24 thoughts on “Soulful Sunday – The Day Nor The Hour”

  1. I too posted my perspective on the loss of Prince, but Amy’s passing is particularly tragic and senseless. Respect for life begins with understanding how much the Lord values our own. Thanks for sharing, Chanel.

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    1. I knew this would be sentimental to you being a father of a beautiful daughter. The interview of this girls dad just broke my heart! This should never be! Much prayer is needed for the victim’s family and even those girls who did the beating. They may face murder charges and they are also still babies themselves.😞

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  2. Great post 🙂 Two deeply tragic incidents happened last week: the death of a true music legend which in this case is Prince (Purple Rain is a great song and film) and those girls that beat that other girl to death needlessly is horrible. You are so right though, we never know when death will come. All we can hope is that we live as long as possible. Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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  3. So sad! I am grateful for everyday that the lord allows me to wake and see a new day. It’s just a shame to see so many great lives snatched from this world so soon.

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  4. What an awesome post as well as sobering! We do so need to remember in reflection that it is inevitable that each of us will meet our maker. I am grateful for this reminder that each day is precious and we need to know that we are honoring our Lord and Savior in how we live it. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. And there is the lady who died in her sleep at age 43. I still sometimes go to sleep lookin forward to what I am going to be doing tomorrow, forgetting that I haven’t the faintest idea whether I am going to see tomorrow. And forget to thank my Creator when I wake up! For me though, I know death is the ultimate truth. So thanks for giving me a heads up to remain remember to express my thanks to my Creator for each day and to live in a way that I will not fear death.

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    1. Absolutely elvagreen123! A message for all the above as you stated! I am blessed to read each comment from my readers because that means God has blessed them to see another day! Prayers to the 43 year old woman for we share the same age. My heart hurts for all who seem to leave prematurely but rejoice if they are believers knowing the rest in the arms of the Savior! Thank you!😊

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