We must not forget that He is the one from whom all things come
The relative of someone close passed away yesterday (she was not of the Faith, I think) and it really brought home the line from Genesis, "for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return" (Gen 3:19). Perhaps sometimes we question why such a loving God will take someone so close to us away. But if we read Ecclesiastes, it goes on to say "And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the spirit return to God, who gave it." (Ec 12:7). We must not forget that He is the one from whom all things come. And sad as a passing may be, we can always hope and pray in the mercy of God.