Assurance they’ve led a good life
I can only partially imagine what thoughts must be running through your mind right now. One can never really know until the time comes when we face death ourselves. In so many ways, life and death remain a mystery to us. Some people live to a ripe old age and some take only a breath or two at birth before they leave this earth.
Our times definitely lie in the hands of God, don’t they? Apparently, it was not designed that everyone should live to a ripe old age. Yet every single person is born for a reason. And while we are here on this earth, God wants us to impact the lives of others in a positive way, regardless of how long we have. Seems that it doesn’t necessarily take half a century to do that either. Why even infants impact the lives of those around them, though their stay on earth may be of the briefest.
I just wanted to take this moment now to tell you, __(Name)__, that so many people are better off because you were born; from family to friends, to those that you’ve never even actually met. You can’t even begin to know how many people have been richly blessed because you’ve touched their lives in some way. I know that I personally will be eternally grateful for having known you. You’ve been a good friend __(and brother/sister/etc)__. May you be comforted with the peace of knowing that you did well with your stay in this world.
Thank you for fulfilling your purpose, __(Name)__. You have been such a blessing to so many and we will forever rejoice in your life.