Someone I know just lost an important person in their life. When I heard this news, it made me realize that we don't know when we are going to lose people. We don't know if it is going to be the last time we see them until it's too late. We don't know how much time we actually have left with someone even though we may think that we have years left to spend together. We never know what can happen.
The Bible says that God has a plan for our lives and I do believe that with all my heart. I believe that God has each and everyday planned out for us before we are even brought into existence, but the thing is, the Bible doesn't say that we will know or even be able to comprehend what that plan is.
So what I want to say today is cherish each and every second you have with someone. I remember when I was nine. I was becoming really close with Grandpa and we went to visit him. He was in good spirits. We sat and joked around. He told me riddle after riddle and I tried to come up with one that he didn't know. Mom, Dad, and Grandma went on some errand and Grandpa and I ate a ton of cookies (which we weren't supposed to do cause it wasn't the most healthy thing for him). They came back and we spent some more great hours there and went home. I called him a few time throughout the week. He said he felt great. Then Saturday came and my grandma called. He was gone. It is really sad to remember, but at the same time my heart swells with joy at the fun time we had talking that week. I'm so glad God let me have that time. I sure do miss Grandpa.
The thing about that though: That was the day that I truly felt God's presence. It was the first time I felt His arms open to me. As I was sitting in my Grandma's basement inside a little tent my cousin and I like to play in, I cried and cried. The grief was overwhelming, but I felt this since of peace at the same time. I felt comforting arms holding me and though I didn't fully understand it then, I know that it was God. I may not like the circumstances in which it happened, but through that experience God was able to start me on a path that lead straight to Him. Even though I would love to spend more time with Grandpa, I wouldn't go back and change it because if I did that I don't know that I would be a Christian.
Cherish each moment you have and remember that God has a greater plan that we may not know about and there is not guarantee that we will understand it if we do have a glimpse as to what His plan is.
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I am Bridges or at least on here I am. Basically, I am a teen. I have many hopes and dreams, many fears and insecurities that I let hold me back. There is so much that goes on in my life. Sometimes it is a struggle, and that what this site is about.
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