mē genoito

May it never be! Let God be true, and every man a liar. As it is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.” (Ro 3:4)

Robin Gibbs : Another Bee Gees Died

I feel strangely sadden by the passing of Robin Gibbs, not just because he was a great talent. Am I saddened because I grew up listening and admiring his music, in part, but no not just that. Am I saddened because his death creates a sense of nostalgia, in part, but there is more.

I’ve been reflecting since the news of Robin’s death on Sunday, why should I feel sad. I think it makes me reflect on the finality of our mortality. I think we are all familiar with “there is a time for everything, For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted …” Ecclesiastes 3. Maybe I too am getting advanced in years more mature, the idea of our mortality becomes more poignant. As a Christian, my mortality is not without hope. We have our faith in the hope of eternal life and the guarantor of our faith is Jesus Christ. So while we endure our mortality a bit longer, we should soon take on the immortality 1 Corinthians 15:53.

What of Robin Gibbs? I don’t know for certain but I don’t think he was a Christian who has put his faith in Jesus Christ; unfortunately his fate then would be very different than mine. I am saddened because so much talent and whose music was so much a part of my youth is now lost forever. I wish it was not so but ultimately the endeavors of Man are as the wisest man who ever live said “vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?” An existence void of God is a vacuous existence. And if Robin did not place his hope in Jesus Christ then all that talent, all the joy, all the richness that he brought to other people’s lives is like the wind, as it blow pass leaving no lasting traces and never again to return. And maybe that is why I am saddened by his passing. May God be merciful with his brother Barry and their families.

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