Five Minute Friday: Prepare

Prepare.  There doesn’t seem to be any way to prepare for all life has to offer:  the gruesome death of a parent, the loss of breasts to cancer, the sudden onset of illness of your child.  Just when one occurrence has been worked through and there seems to be a calm in the storm, another uninvited life event seems to rear its ugly head right around the corner.  Some days it just seems like too much, and one may ask, “Why so much?”  I know I do and have asked that same question over and over again.

Recently my hub’s coworker was killed when a semi tractor trailer driver while driving under the influence fell asleep at the wheel and barrelled into the back of his car.  He was twenty-two-years-young and newly married.  My heart bleeds for his young wife, his family, and friends.  This is a life event which was unavoidable, did not have to happen.  So, this begs the question, “Why did it happen?”  I think of how his wife must be feeling;  suddenly, a future with someone you love destroyed in an instant.

To be honest, I in no way want to prepare for the worst.  Instead, I am a glass-half-filled kind of girl.  I want to prepare for the best, everlasting Life, by thanking the Lord often for healing, forgiveness, and blessings.