I wish this year isn’t as brutal as it is.

This week has been so overwhelming with numerous sad news.

On Sunday, June 14th, Mrs. Ibidunni Ighadalo, wife of pastor Ituah Ighadalo of Trinty House Lagos, passed away due to cardiac arrest. On Wednesday, June 17th, Nigerian OAP Dan foster died of coronavirus. Sad! Steve Jobs once said, “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.”

Let’s face it; death in itself is inevitable; we can’t run from it. It’s even quite unfortunate that money can’t buy life.

I must also confess, this year has been nothing short of uncertain, and it just made me wonder how very uncertain tomorrow is. Sometimes I wish this year isn’t as brutal as it is.

Nonetheless, the uncertainty of things has led me to the conclusion that i need to establish and build my relationship with God for everything I do and for every moment of my life. Secondly, it has taught me to appreciate those precious moments i get to spend with people i love and care about because the reality is we do not know tomorrow. Thirdly, the situation of things in the world has brought me to the understanding that i need to do my part by making sure i stay healthy and safe as much as possible. A famous saying goes, “only the living can eat the fruit of their labour.”

The truth is, we take a lot of things for granted, but this is an opportunity for us to reflect and make things right.

May the souls of the departed rest in peace and may the Lord grant their families, friends and relatives the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

2 thoughts on “I wish this year isn’t as brutal as it is.”

  1. This is apt. This world is indeed ephemeral. May the Lord grant us the grace to take positive steps as we journey through life to our eternal home.

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