My eighty five year old mother has just been diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. Many are mourning for her since she is so well-loved. We will all miss her terribly but my two sisters and I know that she has no fear of going home to be with the Lord. After all, the Bible says we will only live seventy, maybe eighty years. As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years (Psalm 90:10).
Up until she was eighty years old, she had great health. She has eaten healthy, organic food for many years. She has no aches or pains. She still doesn't have arthritis and her blood tests mostly come back great. She's just very tired and has been dizzy since she turned eighty.
This world is not our home. We have a much better place to go to for eternity; perfect in every way! Death is ugly no matter how old someone is since we will miss them until we meet them again with Jesus. However, most old people told me that once they hit eighty years old, their health very much deteriorates and this is the way it is supposed to be. If there weren't all these drugs, few people would live past eighty and even with all the great medical care we have, the average age of death is still seventy eight years old! Therefore, medicine hasn't helped a ton since we still aren't living much past what the Bible states. Man will never be able to outsmart the Lord. He has given man a time limit on earth and nothing man does will extend it past that for the majority.
It's amusing to see what people do to try and extend their lives and that they believe humans should be living to 150 years old. With all of our modern technology, it still isn't happening and it won't because God knows and He is the one who created us.
We will all die one day. It's hard to wrap our heads around it but it is 100% sure that we will. However, when you know where you will spend eternity, it doesn't make it so difficult. Sure, many of us love living on this beautiful earth with our loved ones, but if they know the Lord, they will live in eternity with you too. This is why the most important thing you can do, mothers, is to continually teach your children about the Lord. You want to spend eternity with them. If your husband isn't a believer, live a godly life in front of him so he will come to want the Jesus whom you serve.
My mom is amazing! She loves life and loves people. She's incredibly generous and loves taking care of others. Now, my dad is taking great care of her. She has always been my greatest cheerleader and wants me to hurry and finish my book so she can read it before she can't see anymore. She has loved Jesus all of her life and made sure to marry a man who did too. She has been a great role model to me in many ways. We have been best friends for many, many years and I will have a emptiness in my heart when she dies. All the years I have been so ill, she could hardly stand seeing me so sick. She always wished it could be her suffering instead of me. Thankfully, we get to spend eternity with Jesus together.
There's four generations in that picture above. Cassi had her precious baby in July and loves being a mother. If you could pray for anything, pray that my mom isn't in a lot of pain. Thank you. The Lord gives and He takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.Psalm 20:12
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