So nice to have all this while I am living!
Think about it, people have a gathering like this after the host has passed on. Sad to think that these feelings are seldom expressed. Fortunately I got to share my pain and joy with my friends in person.
It is agreed by all that Chris will make a wonderful Santa someday with his cheery disposition. Plus he has some white in his beard already.
I truly loved working for him!!!
Fortunately he is my neighbor and I expect to see him in my retirement.
Good question. I have an analogy that will help anyone facing a terminal fate.
I call it the womb analogy:
When we are in the womb, we have everything. Shelter, food, even freedom as far as we know. It is amazing. Then we experience some trauma and we are born.
Wow, now we really experience freedom and realize how much better this new reality is. We would NEVER think about returning to the confines of the womb. This life is amazing.
So it is with this world. We have freedom, lots of it. Choices galore. Then we go through some trauma and experience a whole new level of freedom! A completely new reality.
Once we experience this new existance, we will NEVER want to go back!
That is what I think about and this thought makes me smile.
It puts a nice face on the following scripture:
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
What a wonderful future waits for those who believe!