Day 11. The Gift of Life

If you have breath in your body. Live! If you have blood running in your veins. Live! Don’t worry. Don’t wish. Don’t waste your life. Live!

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This is my conclusion from today.

At Church this morning there was a Matt Redman song we sang, the lyrics included this verse:

“We lift up our eyes, lift up our eyes
You’re the Giver of Life”

Later I came to realise how true this is when I went to visit my Grandad who is very ill. Here, in this place, so near death is where the gift of life is most clearly seen. My Grandads life is not a burden or a costly drain on resources. It is in fact priceless. His life is a God-given gift to me and my family.

Lying in bed, dosed with opiates to reduce the pain, is the man I respect most in this world. He can’t move, he can barely talk, all is stripped away apart from what is most precious – life and love. So please, if you have breath in your body. Live! and Love.

 

 

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