• Joni

Day 8: Sorrowful Joy

LIFE begins. LIFE ends. LIFE continues.

LIFE doesn't stop being LIFE until it stops.

I just woke up to a text that my friend's mom is now with the LORD.

I don't like this part of LIFE.

We know death will take us. We know it will be a passage into eternity.

We know if we know JESUS then ETERNITY with HIM is paradise.

But until then, we are still living LIFE.

Such sadness overcomes me. Not only for this great loss for my friend

but for the great losses of so many around me.

Those in the hospital. Those with the unfavorable diagnosis. Those who are alone.

Those in conflict. Those separated from loved ones. Those whose loved ones are no longer here.

Those who are you & me,

all who experience such sorrows in this LIFE, yet also such joys.

As today we celebrate the birthday of our little 2 year old granddaughter.

Sorrow & Joy mixed together in the same day.

LIFE begins. LIFE ends. LIFE continues.

REALITY is that we can't stop the circle of LIFE

but REALITY is that we can live it the fullest