What Is Life?

What Is Life?

Life is fleeting.

For a long time, I never really understood what that phrase meant until 24hours ago.

My mum slumped at work yesterday. No she didn’t die. She’s very much alive in her usual self like nothing happened. Thank God

More than 12 hours later, just before midnight, she woke me up to the news of the death of my neighbour. Nice, charming, amiable woman. Her eyes sparkled whenever she spoke. I remember her smile vividly which was always more pronounced by a black lip liner and red lipstick.

The only thing I can think about right now is her kids. Two boys barely 10 and a baby less than a year old. My kid brother’s playmates. Young couple drunk in love. The first time I had a conversation with her, I was reluctant to stop. She was that cool. We bonded easily.

Heard she died of shock. Was involved in an accident with her kids and maids. The details are still very hazy. Deep down, I’m praying it’s not true. She’s probably still in coma and will recover until I heard her husband’s friends got him drunk to ”dull the pain” in Taiwo’s words.

It doesn’t get any more real than that.

Just when I was still trying to digest my mum’s news, this comes up. I don’t exactly know how I feel right now. Dazed is an understatement. It’s been one tough month. I guess the universe just decided to conspire against us.

Those ”what ifs” are struggling to get the better part of me but they won’t succeed but still I can’t help but wonder ”what if?” I’d probably die of shock too.

First thing I know I’d do is to probably toss my faith out of the window, face the heavens and wail, ”Why me?!!”

But really I don’t think I can handle it. I’m gonna totally lose it and I’m just gonna pray I don’t have to anytime soon.

Life’s short really.

Let that sink in.


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14 thoughts on “What Is Life?

  1. So sorry about this, and I pray you find comfort and peace in this time and the comfort of the family too.

  2. So sorry to hear about this loss – Times like this give cause for deep reflection and can discourage us so much.. I pray that God will comfort you and all the loved ones left behind and that even through this, you will fell Him closer than ever. Sending love and hugs my dear Ebun xx

  3. “I guess the universe just decided to conspire against us. “…i know sometimes it seems this way, but its really not true, there are always better days ahead, hard to know when in pain, but true nonetheless.
    I pray that God comforts her family..
    and i pray God keeps you mum..
    and life? Life is short and its hard,, but as christians we should know that our home isnt here, we can be called at anytime, sad but true.
    i used to think a lot about this too, about sleeping and not waking up and my desire was to make heaven whenever that happens..
    its well dear,it is well

  4. Where do I start..?

    I do not have all the answers but I thing I know a few things.

    Recently, I was in an accident. The bus’ brake stopped working just after 3MB. I didn’t get hurt but I had something close to post-traumatic stress disorder. I also knew immediately in my spirit that this happened because I had been slack about my prayer life.The devil tried but Bless God he COULDN’T succeed. The activities in this world are very deliberate. Nothing happens in the physical without yet happening in the spiritual. Glad nothing happened to mumsy.

    Just keep praying fervently for her and never let this incident cause you to think ‘what if’. Never nurse fears of your mum ever dying. Why? Because God has promised that affliction SHALL NOT rise a second time. Why? Because God is faithful to His word and He will keep your heart from experiencing pain over mumsy. Yes He loves you that much! Declare God’s promises over her.’with long life shall God satisfy her. He will continually deliver her and honour her’ The devil can only try. Let your heart and your prayers be full of faith. God ALWAYS honours the faith of a man irrespective of size.

    You have victory in Christ!

    Finally, I’d just like to say we shouldn’t live our lives to chance. Everyday is full of gross evil. We can only guard our lives with prayer. Pray without ceasing.

    God is the one that truly truly comforts the broken hearted. My heart goes out to them. He’s that friends that’s sticks close to the broken in heart. Mourn with them that mourn and be there for them through this period. Hold them and speaks God’s living and alive word into their hearts. I mean, i knw hiw it can be to lose a mum. May God Himself comfort their hearts in Jesus’ name. Amen!

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