Yesterday a friend and member of our congregation celebrated her birthday. I’m sure she enjoyed her day as those of us who look forward to our birthdays usually do.
It was also Father’s Day, and a very sad day for another member of our congregation whose elderly father slipped out of this life and into the next.
I had the opportunity to be with each of these people just before their special day; a day they shared in such different ways; and I was glad for that opportunity.
Once again we are reminded of the intertwining of life events. Birthdays and death days are allotted to each of us, and both are a reminder that life does go on.