Friday, September 28, 2012

I lost a friend

I lost a friend, to what we all love most, Mother Nature.

Its already over a month now since the incident. The first 2 weeks has been a hard blow for me. Its tough to accept that he has been taken from us.
Many say, he has passed on doing what he love most and where he would want to be. I would think, he could still be doing what he love most, alive.

The day he was found, was the day I received this email (which was really timely)
The email quotes a speaker at the Southern Baptist Convention and has given me one of the best answer when someone asks why God lets bad things happen to good people.
The speaker has enormous wealth from book sales and a wife who is battling with cancer.
He has been asked "What is the Purpose of Life"

To which the response was:
Life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever and God wants us to be with Him in heaven. One day my heart is going to stop and that will be the end of my body but not the end of me.
I may live 60 to 100 years on earth but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm up act, the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity.

Life is a series of problems - either you are in one, you are coming out of one or you are going into one, now.
The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort, God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.


The above is just an extract of what I read. In essence, life do not end here.
My friend has been taken away from us but what we have now is years of memories - the care and concern he has shown to us will stay in our hearts. He has brought to many countless joy and laughter, some tensed moments with his quick words (myself included) but overall a great guy to know and will not be forgotten.

Lower Lengka

Gunung Ulu Semangkuk
Upper Trong

Upper Trong

Upper Trong

Upper Trong

Upper Trong

Bukit Tabur X
Gunung Yellow


Tabur East

Lata Gerehang

Lata Makau

Lata Berembun

Lata Bayas


These are some of the places that he has brought us to and some we brought him. He was a Waterfall Hunter and through us, has learnt to also enjoy the mountains.
Life is full of uncertainties - live fully and treasure what you have, for you never know when it would be taken away from you.

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