Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jam Kehidupan - Remembering Abud

This song has been playing in my head ever since I heard the news about a good friend's passing due to an accident. It was unexpected. He was still very young.

In our teenage years, we sang this song together.
Jam kehidupan diputar sekali
Dan tak seorang pun tau kapan 'kan berhenti
Mungkin hari ini, mungkin esok, mungkin nanti
Cepat atau lambat, tak seorang tau
Bila waktunya 
Jam kehidupan diputar sekali
Dan tak seorang pun tau kapan 'kan berhenti
Sadarilah, kawan, hidup ini tak terulang
Sekarang waktunya yang kau miliki
S'karang waktunya 
Milikilah kasih Yesus
Yang menjadikan hidupmu berarti
Bekerjalah di ladang-Nya
Agar hidup tiada percuma
My friend had definitely done that in his life. He was a figure we love and respect, mostly because he loved God with all his heart.

I regret being so far away that I couldn't even attend his funeral. And while I know God's plan is the best and beyond my own understanding, let me grieve a while longer for my good friend. The tears will eventually dry and I will smile again. But for now, let me cry some more.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, and a child in his wife's womb. May the Lord, the source of all comfort, strengthen and guide and embrace them in His love and faithfulness.

Abud, we will miss you, and we will see you in heaven one day.