Life, as we know, is very fragile. Our lives are a mere speck in amongst the whole mix of timespan and universe. This past week or so I have become very aware of our fragility. You may remember a few months ago I wrote about Miles Levin, who is fighting cancer. Over the past few days it has looked as if Miles’ earthly life is drawing to a close. I really feel for this young man, he should have a future ahead of him. He recently graduated, and his peers are busy planning what college they are going to, he on the other hand, is hoping to make it until August. Sometimes life really seems to swipe some people. Pam has shared recently about the tragedies which she has experienced this month. Her father has died, her best friend was killed in a car accident along with her two year old daughter, and this week one of Pam’s son’s best friends lost his sister, 12, to cancer.
I think about death a lot at the moment. I worry about losing my husband or children, or that they will lose me. I trust God, I know he has his hand upon us, and what will be will be. I wish there was no cancer in the world, no starvation, no HIV/AIDS and other diseases that destroy people. John Smulo has posted this week about suffering, and has received some great comments.