I am getting to that point in life where departing to heaven is becoming more and more attractive.
Paul's words in Philippians 1:23 are making more and more sense. "For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better." The same battles are fought again and again. The same stories are told and re-told. The same experiences are done again and again. There are things I would like to do to make life better but many times, my goals are never realized.
I use to think that a man dying before 30 was tragic and that he didn't live long enough. Now, I think that amount of time is enough to get right with God and depart. I am well on the other side of that and I now see that dying young actually keeps a person from a lot of pain and grief. There are many ways to die and I think about how it will occur to me. Car accident, heart attack, disease. I am not sure. The pain that comes with death I am not looking forward to. But leaving this earth, with its many problems and ills, sounds better and better all the time.