When people find out someone they know has died, they have the habit of saying things that should not be said. Most of the time what they say is indeed not biblical.
In conversations after someone has died, we might hear people say the person has "gone too soon."
For us to say someone has "gone too soon" is to say we know better than what God knows.
Before we were born, God knew how long each one of us would live. None of us came to earth to stay. We all must die. Whenever we die will not be too soon or too late for God.
When a person is born nobody says, "Came too soon." Since that is the case, then we should not say, "Gone too soon."
Let us live a full life so that whenever we die, people will have to say "gone too soon" no matter what our age might be.
The late Michael Jackson recorded the ballad "Gone Too Soon" that became quite popular. The song was dedicated to the memory of Jackson's friend Ryan White, a teenager from Kokomo, Indiana who came to national attention, after being expelled from his school for having HIV/AIDS. He was diagnosed with the disease at 11 and died at 18.
Jackson was a friend of Princess Diana, and following her death in August 1997, Jackson permitted "Gone Too Soon" to be included on a Diana commemorative album. The proceeds from the sale of the album went to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.
At Jackson's own memorial service in 2009, R&B singer Usher performed "Gone Too Soon" as a tribute to the late singer. Usher placed his left hand on the coffin before completing the final lyrics through tears.
"Gone too soon" might be how we view death, but for the one who created us "soon" is relative.