There’s Nothing We Can Do About Death, But…

As the search of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 continues, everyone’s hope that all passengers will be found safe has now faded. Indonesian search and rescue officials have confirmed that more than one body has been found in the sea, they conceding the aircraft likely crashed in violent weather and sank to the bottom of the area’s shallow waters.

PK-AXC, the missing aircraft, at Singapore Changi Airport in 2011.

Reuters reported from the scene at a centre for relatives in Surabaya when TV footage of a floating body was broadcast:

Pictures of floating bodies were broadcast on television and relatives of the missing gathered at a crisis centre in Surabaya wept with heads in their hands. Several people collapsed in grief and were helped away, a Reuters reporter said.
You have to be strong,” the mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, said as she comforted relatives. “They are not ours, they belong to God.”

Death always brings sadness, but no one can escape from it, it’s just a matter of time. There’s nothing we can do about it. What we can do is to choose how we live our lives, how we enjoy every moment with the ones we love, how we contribute to others in a good way. Those matter the most.

Let’s pray that the relatives of the missing are given patience to go through this difficult time.

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