Day 6: Death is Something Beautiful

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As I was reading to the kids last night, I came across this quote:

“Instead of weeping and moaning as many lands do today when anyone dies, [the Vikings] danced and sang and had music and feasting. That is what Christian nations should do; death is something beautiful and nothing to weep about.”

~Nora Burglon in Sticks Across the Chimney: A Story of Denmark.

Death entered this world through evil means, but Christ has turned even death into victory for the Christian. For those who have placed their faith in Jesus as the only means to salvation, death is beautiful. It is what finally opens a gap in the veil between us and our Father in Heaven, and lets us finally walk through it. It is what closes our earthly eyes, and opens our spiritual eyes to finally be where we can know fully, even as we are fully known.

Reading those short lines was like receiving a fresh reminder that this earthly life is temporary, and we have all of eternity to look forward to.

The kids and I talked about how it applied to Papa, and that even though we may may cry, we can rejoice sincerely in Papa’s coming death, because it means he will be entering into Real Life. Eternal life, where there is no more death, or sorrow, or pain. He will be with Jesus.

The peace this knowledge brings me is what I’m choosing to be thankful for today.

Grace & Peace,
Tiffany

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4 thoughts on “Day 6: Death is Something Beautiful

  1. This is a difficult time, but you are handling well and helping your children understand the inevitable. Death is the only thing 100% guaranteed in life. It happens to everyone of us. What is sad is when some do not believe in anything, or prayer. It would be sad to not even turn to prayer. But, that is their right. How are you doing at this difficult time?

    • Honestly, I’m doing as well as I can be, though each day does get harder, emotionally and physically. We are all very stressed, and it’s harder and harder to find constructive ways to deal with the stress of it all.

      Thank you for asking – and please cover us in prayer, if you think of us. ((hugs))

  2. “Instead of weeping and moaning as many lands do today when anyone dies, [the Vikings] danced and sang and had music and feasting. That is what Christian nations should do; death is something beautiful and nothing to weep about.” <—- I read "danced and sang and had music and FROSTING". Which is also something I could get on board with!

    I love you friend. And you know I am here if you need me. Or even if you don't. I'm not going anywhere!

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