Death is the only thing you can be certain of in life, I guess! Lost my 17 yr old brother when I was 15 and always felt like I was on borrowed time once I was older than he had been.
This is not an easy topic, Seth! Funny how, even though you know the resurrection hope and believe it, still death is something that is scary. Guess I am not afraid of death, but am slightly nervous of the process of dying……
In one way I would argue with Henri Nouwen that you can’t be ready to die at any moment if you have family. There never is a right time in some ways. Things will always be left undone or unsaid. But I agree that you can go a long way towards making it as peaceful as possible for the people you leave behind.
I remember Max Lucado saying that God has the date of our death ringed on His calendar as the day His precious kid comes home. I like that. Turns it around.
Another one of those things to just keep trusting God with repeatedly I guess! “My times are in Your hands, O Lord.”