There are over 1300 monuments and over 60,00 graves in the necropolis behind the Glasgow Cathedral. It is a most impressive sight. Business leaders, clergy, politicians, and I am sure, a scamp or scoundrel or two are buried there. Nearly all of names are no longer remembered. Many of the markers have been made illegible by Time.
Walking in the morning’s mist I recalled the words of the Psalmist, Blessed in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. (Psalm 116:15).
Leaving the necropolis, a couple walked out ahead of me. Arms wrapped around each other they seemed closer than they had when they entered this holy place. I wondered to myself, if it takes the sobering realization that our life in this world is a wrinkle in time, a mere breath consumed by the winds of Eternity to make the Present Moment the most precious of all moments. God has made everything beautiful in its time; also He has put eternity into the human mind. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
Of all of God’s creations, the most beautiful one is Love; unconditional-no strings attached-Eternal-Holy Love. Such a love will not let us go, now or forever. This Love is a true glimpse of grace.
Lord God, thank you for Your love that will never let me go. Let that love shine through me every day of my life. Amen.