This is not the time

We have a funeral this morning, of the worst kind.

22, died in his sleep, absolutely no explanation, no one to blame, nothing.

I have to read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, including this:

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die.

That line works for me when I read it at a funeral for a 90-year-old.

And it works for a 22-year-old at a wedding.

But not for a 22-year-old at a funeral.

Because this is not the time.

3 Responses to “This is not the time”

  1. Mary Beth Says:

    Oh, Erica. I think this is the time when you say that this is completely horrible and unfair and unbelievable and that we simply have to survive it. Not try to explain it. Just survive it. My prayers are with you and with this man’s family today.

  2. Katherine Says:

    So very sorry. I’m at a complete loss with a relatively similar situation at church. It hurts, and I can’t even imagine how much it hurts the family.

  3. ms rev or not Says:

    I agree with you.

    I’m sorry.