There is something so chilling about the death of a young person. Death in general is something no one wants to think about, no matter how old the victim is, but when the news of a young one's death breaks it leaves you speechless, covered in goose bumps, with chills running up and down your spine.
Why? Because it's unnatural, premature, untimely! Children are not supposed to die before their parents. They're meant to grow up, have their own children, bury their parents at a ripe old age, and the cycle continues.
It leaves so many unfulfilled expectations, so many unanswered questions, and in many cases regret. What might have been? How would they have turned out? It seems like such a waste.
If only we could turn back the hands of time; if only we could pry them out of the cold hands of death! Alas, we cannot. That is why we should cherish the ones we love because tomorrow is not assured. That is why we must seek the Lord while He may be found and call on Him while He's near. He is the author of life and the only guarantee of life in the hereafter.
Let's not be carried away by mundane things forgetting that the things that we see are temporal but the unseen things are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18). Let's be wise, "making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:16).
"Teach us ( Lord) to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."(Psalm 90:12).
"The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present." - Alice Morse Earle.
RIP Ndubuisi Brown (Covenant Uni student)! May the Lord give your family and friends the strength to make it through this trying time.