I have been a taking a deeper look at what the essence of life truly is. Is life just about making money, raising a family, becoming more popular or acquiring additional degrees?

It hurts to know that in reality, all these things we go after are what Solomon the wiseman regards as vanity upon vanity, especially looking at my late sister’s case – what people have commended most is not her beauty or educational qualifications but rather her character and love for God.

I just returned from the morgue and what I saw there is most humbling. I saw numerous people lying lifeless and in the midst of them was my late sister – Ada Miracle Agbata.

An inscription reads;

I was ONCE like you…..

I left the morgue asking myself one question, how well am I living my life? Knowing fully well that someday, I would be dead and lifeless, oblivious of what goes on. If ad when my time comes, how do I want to be remembered?

Life is indeed full of many high and low moments and in my case this is indeed a low moment eventhough I am sure my sister has gone to be with the Lord considering how she left this world.

Who am I to complain when the King of Kings says;

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – 1Th  5:18

It has not been easy but my family has been saying thank you Lord for giving us the opportunity to love her and be loved by her. I know that the events of 6th December, 2011 will be forever fresh in my memory, click here to read the story of how she died.

It is indeed a turning point for me and the begining of greater things to come in my life because I am much more determined to make an impact for God and mankind – so watch out folks 🙂

I like how Steve Jobs admonishes us to live everyday like it’s going to be our last (Read his Stanford commencement speech)

Although, I will go on accomplishing my earthly goals and living a purposeful life, my ultimate goal is to make heaven because my sister’s sudden demise proves that Life is indeed a journey.

Ada Miracle Agbata will be laid to rest tomorrow the 15th of December, 2011 at our family compound in Anambra state, to the glory of God Almighty who giveth and taketh!