Ecclesiastes 7: 1-6 ( focus vs 1 & 2)…. Scripture seems to indicate that we might have this whole being born and dying ‘thing’ all wrong….at least partly.
A good name is better than precious ointment, And the day of death than the day of one’s birth: Better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all men; And The living will take it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for by a sad countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise Than for a man to hear the song of fools. For like the crackling of thorns under a pot, So is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.
IMHO & experience… We seem to have the ‘departing from this life’, And the ‘birthing into this life’ upside down… Having said that I do not mean But we should not rejoice in the birth of a baby or in life itself…. I think we might have it upside down, because this life in the flesh and blood is all that we have known, or all we can remember or are aware of… So naturally we would cling to precious ‘earthly’ life, because it is all we have known.
This is where faith in God and the promises of the afterlife come in… Yet I am fully aware, That there are multitudes that think this ‘flesh blood and bone existence’ is all that there is, and that there is no afterlife whatsoever… That is fine, People can believe what they want to…. My personal feeling is that having experienced life, I can but only want more of it… Especially life in the hereafter that is promised to be free from the sorrows of this life including death…so
Quoting Dean Thompson: “This is the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God because he knows a life without God is no life at all… One should mourn for the life ‘coming into the world’ that will not know God, And should rejoice for a soul leaving the earth that has known and worshipped God….littleraventhepoet.blog…………..Soncerely, Frank Payton.