He Stopped Loving Her Today” is a song recorded by American country music artist George Jones. It has been named in several surveys as the greatest country song of all time. It was released in April 1980.

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving her today 

When I was a kid, hanging a wreath on a door meant someone in that home had died. Usually, a wake was being observed in that very home. It was a very somber and serious time. People from the community would gather and pay their respects.

It meant the end of that life, no more heartache and regret, no more sorrow and disappointment.

It was not a place you wanted to be, but according to Scripture, it was a better place than being at a party.

Ecclesiastes 7:2-3

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting:

For that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

These events and signs cause us to reflect on how short-lived we are and what we should be doing here.

Give it some thought.


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