It's been one of those weeks. It's only Wednesday, and three people (none of whom could be considered elderly) I know have passed away. All three of them dealt with serious illnesses, and while they have gone on to be with the King, my heart and spirit still hurt.
I live an hour or so (depending on traffic) from my school. I stumbled upon a local radio show (102.9 FM if you live in south central Kentucky) and at 6:00 a.m. every morning they play "God Bless America", followed by a scripture reading and daily devotional thought, and a gospel or inspirational song to close. It's becoming a favorite part of my commute.
This morning they played the Amy Grant version of Mercy Me's "I Can Only Imagine". As I only knew of only one death, it gave me comfort. This afternoon, when I became aware of the other two, that song seemed to be on repeat in my heart. It's continuing to provide some solace.
Once home today, I also re-read one of my favorite Scriptures, Revelations 21:1-4. This morning the radio was talking about how Jesus has truly gone on to prepare a place for us. On days like today, that thought gives me comfort.