“Oh, how sweet the light of day, and how wonderful to live in the sunshine!” Ecclesiastes 11:7
My brother Gary read several verses from Ecclesiastes 11and 12 at Glen’s Celebration of Life service. This scripture reads like a sermon about life—especially Glen’s life, beginning with being generous to living, to not taking your life for granted. Gary shared how much he appreciated Glen’s ability to be detail oriented.
I used to become frustrated with Glen’s attention to detail because my style is slam bang and get it done. He could begin a project and finish it weeks later when completed to his satisfaction. My style was more like to cut out a dress in the morning, sew it, and wear it that night. Obviously, I had to learn patience living with Glen.
The “sermon” from Ephesians also said, “Life as we know it, precious and beautiful, ends. The body is put back in the same ground it came from. The spirit returns to God, who first breathed it. (Ecclesiastes 12:6-7) For the past few months, Glen worked long days at his computer on a program he had written for Sun City clubs. He either sensed his health was declining and became obsessed about perfecting it or was contemplating giving up his hobby and relax. Either way, I believe he died content and happy, but he left a void for us to fill with good memories.
Dear Lord, help us remember to live life and not taking a single day for granted. Amen.