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  • Betty A. Burnett

Time Waits for No One

Updated: May 19

Cessation (the ending of Life) is Coming More Rapidly

Last week (2 days prior to Mothers Day), I attended and participated in a funeral service of a loved one who was a mother. It was quite difficult for the family to bring closure to their beloved mother’s life, and doing this right before Mothers Day did not help at all.  

On Mothers Day someone else that I know passed. Can you imagine how the family must have felt; what was even sadder was that the parents lost their daughter, which we think is out of the norm. Usually, parents precede their children when it comes to the cessation of life.

Early Friday morning, I received a text message from my god-sister in North Carolina that her niece passed suddenly – shocking! These three female were not seasoned in age.

In the prayer of Moses - So teach us to number our days, That we may apply our hearts unto wisdom (Psalm 90:12). Wisdom-According to the biblical definition, wisdom involves discernment, insight, and the ability to make sound judgments. It goes beyond mere intellectual knowledge.

Let’s remember this- Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away (James 4:14). When it’s our time to leave here, nothing can hold back a cessation of life. To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2).


We don’t know when anybody’s time is, not even our own, therefore it behooves us to consider our lives and what state we are in. There are long graves and short graves, older people, and younger ones.

Where will your final place in eternity be, the lake of fire (eternal damnation), or eternity with Jesus?

Betty A. Burnett ~

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