Parents are supposed to die before their children and not the other way around.
Recently, I heard about the news that Jam Sebastian of Jamich has died from his battle with lung cancer. He has been fighting for his life since last year when he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
I cannot imagine the grief of a mother when her child dies before her. Ideally, parents should pass away before their children but in reality, it is always not the case.
And we are witness to this with what happened to Jam Sebastian and with her mother Maricar Sebastian. Most of us will agree that the most painful loss of all is the loss of a child. And we don’t want to ever experience that kind of loss.
For one year, Jam’s mother and family as well as the people who loved him, prayed and fought with him to win his battle against his illness, lung cancer.
If you know the story of David and Bathsheba, they knew this kind of pain, their young son died before them. David fasted, prayed and pleaded to the Lord to make his son live. As long as there was hope, David waited on God. (Read their story 2 Samuel 12:1-25)
Just as we have seen in Jam’s life, as long as there was hope for Jam to stay alive and win his fight against his lung cancer, her mother and family waited on God.
Sometimes God punctuates with a period, not a comma. Events, relationships, circumstances, even lives come to an end.
And when it comes, we need to ask ourselves when we grieve, “is this a comma or a period?”
Am I to continue in prayer that God might change my circumstances?
Or am I to accept this tragedy as final and continue on, as painful as it may seem, one step at a time?
How can I allow others to grieve in their own way and allow God to work, uniquely and personally in the lives of others and mine?
I pray for the family and loved ones of Jam Sebastian that they may take comfort in God’s promise that “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” Romans 8:28
Every thing happens for a reason according to God’s will and plan. When things don’t go the way they should, God always makes them turn for good.
To God Be The Glory!