That's a phrase folks like to use a lot after some significant event, usually unpleasant, usually involving someone's death. "Life goes on." Of course it's true, we just have to look around and see that we still have to pay the mortgage, prepare meals, wash the laundry, etc.
But in some sense, life doesn't still go on. When it's someone you love who dies, a piece of you dies with them. Life certainly doesn't still go on for the loved one who died.
It may be because of some overwhelming event, such as the September 11, 2001, attacks on America, or it may be due to an act of heroism, such as Pat Tillman.
And among the many other circumstances, sometimes age catches up to you. Oh, it may be heart disease, it may be cancer, it may be a stroke, or it may be Alzheimer's. But no matter what the cause, life doesn't go on.
And that's the case today for Dr. Edward N. Garrett, retired Southern Baptist pastor, Doctor of Divinity, my father. Three days short of his 79th birthday, he succumbed to bone cancer. My step-mother, my brothers and I, and all our families, will appreciate your thoughts and prayers.