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How can it be said that the day we die is better than the day we are born?

Updated on November 13, 2012

How can it be true? The day you die is better than the day you are born?

I have read this chapter of the Bible previous to this time in my life. Never before did it have meaning like it does now. God’s Word, the Living Word, has once again changed to minister to me through my grief. As I search for answers on grieving and mourning the loss of my best friend in life, my mother, I can honestly say I feel like a brand new believer.

I opened the Bible the other morning as I would when I didn’t know how to get started reading as a brand new Christian. I was desperately looking for God to open the page to what I needed to read in this sorrowful season in life. It was not by chance that the Bible opened to Ecclesiastes…7:1-4.

A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume.
And the day you die is better than the day you are born.

Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties.

After all, everyone dies—
so the living should take this to heart.
Sorrow is better than laughter,
for sadness has a refining influence on us.
A wise person thinks a lot about death,
while a fool thinks only about having a good time

Ecclesiastes 7:1-4

Her reputation continues to be valued – everywhere we go, people are pouring out their heart and crying with us as they tell us about a time my mother touched their life. Others tell of how she influenced them to make good choices and treat others with love and compassion. Many a person talks about my mother’s hugs, and how they now hug their family and friends or employees as a result of the love my mother demonstrated.

Sorrow is better than laughter – I believe when we are in sorrow, we are open to hear what God has for us – I find myself wanting to live as He needs me to live so that I am ready when it is time to leave this world and enter eternity.

I think about the legacy I leave behind, will it be anything near what my mother has lived?

This is the most difficult journey of my life, as a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, but I am thankful for His word that sustains and guides me.

God bless you today!


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    • Tami Fite profile imageAUTHOR

      Tami Fite 

      6 years ago

      Amen -- God is in control...only He knows when our days are finished are earth -- lifting you and your mom up right now! Blessings! Tami

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Tami, what a precious blessing to have a mother like yours. My sweet mother is 83 and has dementia now. It is truly a comfort, His Word, and that peace, His peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • Tami Fite profile imageAUTHOR

      Tami Fite 

      6 years ago

      Thank you -- and amen -- I am thankful for His grace & mercy -- bless you!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Your mother sounds like she was a wonderful lady, and I am sure that many people were touched and inspired by her life. My mother was my best frend and her passing was a great loss to me. However, the Biblical faith and truth she passed on to me and my siblings is priceless and will carry on eternally. Thanks for sharing from your heart. God is a healer of broken hearts, hang in there.


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