Smiles Breaking Through Tears


Dying is a gradual diminishing and final vanishing over the horizon of life. When we watch a sailboat leaving port and moving toward the horizon, it becomes smaller and smaller until we can no longer see it. But we must trust that someone is standing on a faraway shore seeing that same sailboat become larger and larger until it reaches its new harbor. Death is a painful loss. When we return to our homes after a burial, our hearts are in grief. But when we think about the One standing at the other shore eagerly waiting to welcome our beloved friend into a new home, a smile can break through our tears.

One thought on “Smiles Breaking Through Tears

  1. Ayuba Shagaiya Yahaya says:

    I hardly give thought to the fact that death could be looked at from two perspective. I like the sailing analogy, it captures the message well. But I will like to ask, do those who die really go straight to God’s presence or to a place called the intermediate state?

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