Death and the New Year

14 Jan

Two-thousand Twelve … Or, is it Twenty-twelve??  Either way, we are well into a new year and with that comes winter. And with that, a post-holiday season of death.  Not something we like to think about, but this year it is DEMANDING our attention.

Some of my friends at different funeral homes confirm it:  This is one of their busiest times of the year.  I guess when you think about it, some who are close to dying make it a goal to celebrate another Christmas.  So it makes sense that late December and January would be a time for such things.

In the past two weeks, we’ve had our share at Ebenezer.  And then some.  Many families have been touched by death.  Yesterday, I was put on notice for two more that are very close.  For me, all of this is another reminder that life is precious.  And death knows no prejudice.

Praying today for some people I love who are hurting.

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