So many questions.
Why did she have to go?
Had she done all You sent her here to do?
Was it her time?
How Is her family supposed to deal with this?
Was there nothing You could do?
Did You choose to do nothing?
Why did she cross over into the new year if she wasn’t going to get to see anything of it??
I have questions Lord and I need you to help me understand!
Today, Your daughter lost the battle for her life after a motor accident on New Year’s Day that made sure she spent every day since then on a hospital bed.
I remember when I heard of the accident, I couldn’t believe it.
Then when I heard her friend she was driving with was well enough to be discharged some days after, I had hope.
But a close friend of mine who is also her family friend kept me in the loop on how things were progressing and the feedback was one that caused all of us to look upwards asking GGod to take absolute control.
So why did she have to go??
I guess it’s the same question the family members of the three or so people who died in the other vehicle she collided with, would have asked about their lost loved ones.
It always seems more unfair when disaster hits your camp.
No words are enough to take away the pain all those who know her feel.
For me the harsh realisation and reminder that no one is promised tomorrow sends jolts through my body.
I found myself crying, not even because we were close friends because we weren’t. But I felt so distraught at the fact that it could have been anyone at anytime.
In the words of a dear friend of mine, “people need to respect their mortality“. We are fragile and we are like dust and we can be here today and gone tomorrow. We need to make everyday as purposeful as possible.
We can take precautions and continue to pray God’s protection over our lives. We can also hope never to experience these situations but hope is not unfortunately, not immunity.
Life is unfair. Life is imperfect. Life is senseless.
But one day, I hope I’ll be sat at the feet of God getting these questions answered.
I flipped through your word Lord and this is the best I could find, “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” “For as the sky soars high above earth,
so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think…They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.” (Isaiah chapter 55 verse 8 to 11 MSG)
I guess all we can do in our confusion is look to You in complete trust and thank You for the life she lived even though it seems so short to us, but “Don’t overlook the obvious here, friends. With God, one day is as good as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day.” (2 Peter chapter 3 verse 8 MSG)
The pain and void her family feels can only be comforted by You. You give and take away Lord so send forth your healing where it needs to be!
And to my dearest Doyin, even without us being anything resembling close friends, I feel your absence and we on earth feel cheated that you get to leave us behind and are off to a land of no pain and sorrow.
It goes without saying, you will be missed. As if Heaven needs more Angels!!
Rest in the most perfect peace possible beautiful daughter of the Most High King xoxo