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The final Sunset

Just as the sun sets each day, ushering in stillness and darkness and signifying the end of yet another day; so will the sun set on the soul of every living person.

What comes next depends on our striving and actions between the time of sun rising in our lives to its sunset. Will it be simply dark and frightening or bright and rewarding?

An eternal abode of rest and dwelling in which rich promises flow, that is our dream. The end will surely come, it’s only a matter of when. Yet that knowledge lies with no man except with the Creator.

Beeba turned 92 just over 5 months ago. Her sweet smile and repetitive conversation became a norm for all those who visited her regularly. She talked about how she was no longer able to go into her green house, and to do any gardening as she used to many years ago.

She was no longer able to cook but would eat meals prepared by her children and grandchildren especially the Chinese takeaways brought to her frequently by her son. Beeba always looked forward to those family visits where she could be with the entire family, listening to their jokes & sharing stories from the past – especially those about her late husband.

It came as an unexpected turn of events when sweet Beeba collapsed in the middle of one afternoon. She went off her feet never to walk again. In the short space of less than two weeks, the sun set for Beeba leaving her family in sadness and darkness. The permanent end had surely come, not subject to any further decisions. The clock of her life had stopped ticking & time stopped – never to be reversed.

What comes next is part of the unknown, but a sweet promise for those who prepared for it with faith. The resulting consequences awaits all, for better or worse!

It is worth reflecting where we will be when the end comes.

What will that final deed be & what awaits each soul beyond the sunset?

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