But the ending always comes at last
Endings always come too fast
They come too fast But they pass too slow
It's a fine line between the darkness and the dawn
They say in the darkest night, there's a light beyond
Death…. A sobering thought, but a topic that concerns everyone alive. For the most part, everyone's life is going to end badly. I'm not being funny or sarcastic, but The Plain Truth is that most deaths are not pretty, they tend to be dramatic to everyone around the event. Even when a 100 year old grandmother dies, her entire living family grieves, especially if that death ended in painful agony for weeks, even months.
This idea first came to me when my father died, some 21 years ago. I was not aware until the day I showed up at the hospital back home in Connecticut that he was going to die in just a few days. I was shocked to find this out. However, the next five or six days were pure agony for me. To watch my father die was horrifying. Suffering with him at night, as he fought to live. That week seemed like eternity to me. Dying may come too quickly in our life, but the act of dying seems to go on and on in agony….
The song "All I know," had already been a favorite to me, as a love song, but after dad's death, it had much more meaning to me. The agony our lives, which goes by so swiftly and we become old before we realize it. We all have witnesses watching our life zoom by so quickly, then to find it ends terribly, in a slow agonizing death. In my case, I pray my death comes quickly, but odds are it will not. Most likely I like most, will have to endure such an end, or endure our loved ones go through the process. A sad thought.
God knows the sting of death, and God also knows that death is an enemy of mankind.
Paul writes in 1 Corinthians about death and the only hope for mankind…. The resurrection of the dead, WHEN JESUS COMES!
1 For 15:45—The Scriptures tell us, “The first man, Adam, became a living person.”But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit. 46. What comes first is the natural body, then the spiritual body comes later. 47 Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, the second man, came from heaven. 48 Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like the heavenly man. 49 Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be likei the heavenly man.
50 What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever.
51 But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
54Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die,j this Scripture will be fulfilled:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.k
55O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?l”
56For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
Sad as death is, Christ came and died for our sins, and to give us eternal life! Yes the bitterness of death is coming, but sweet victory follows! The songs says: "It's a fine line between the darkness and the dawn - They say in the darkest night, there's a light beyond." Yes, it's the darkest before the coming of the sun in the morning, as it will the darkest for us when we die, but the light of Christ will shine again in our eyes! Come dear Jesus! We need you to rule this earth.