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DEATH, SHOW OFFS AND THE CYCLE OF LIFE?
Death is a hard knock to take for the living, the dead don’t care, but the truth is Death is inedible.
When it comes to dying, things can go left and get out of control very quickly, the hard part is there is absolutely nothing that can be done on Earth to spare us from this very real reality. The only manageable aspects of Death is Knowledge, and when we combine that with the Promises of Eternal Life through Jesus Christ, we can find Peace.
Death has a tendency to approach each of us in different ways; accidents, poisons, murder, natural deaths, diseases, etc… Some may never find themselves in a situation that flirts with the realization or horrors of death, they will just pass away in their sleep, maybe born dead, etc…
At times, the death of another can spiral others into what I consider to be abnormal, in some part paralyzing the living from moving on to the point that they are willing to get into the grave with the deceased, the problem is some do. The only way I know to lessen this type of grief, or attention grabbing headlines is through Our Lord and Savior.
As for me, am not so quick to want to take anyone’s place in any grave, no matter who’s it is. Getting into a grave that’s not your own is not a test, it is a trick of Satan’s to hurry your own demise. Remember, We reap what we sow, even when we are showing off. As for the rest of us, If the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t wear it.
With Favor from God coupled with hope through faith, while putting in a heartfelt effort to be more Christ-like offers a glimpse of what’s to come. Maybe Salvation, instead of wishing yourself dead because of another death. If God is not ready for me to leave this place, I am not either! There will be no getting in the grave for me, because of you; genuine or full of s….(stuff)
It’s how I feel, and I know John 15:13 (KJV) tells us; Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend. But I am talking about the already dead and the deaths we have nothing to do with; cancers, killings, etc…so Don’t get it twisted.
I have seen some strange displays at Wakes, Funerals Homes, Grave Sites, and places I cannot name. Although I am sure there are those who are truly displaced when it comes to the death of…but, it also seems to me as if some of these people are gluttons for punishment. Why make a spectacle of ourselves in such a disruptive way that clearly exert more grief and cause massive problems for those left.
As for me, I am a Survivor, and I know with Jesus Christ, who has already declared in Matthew 19:26 KJV; For with God nothing shall be impossible. Showing our grief by getting in another person’s grave, literally or physically, is not in God’s Plan’s.
Sometimes the death of another is an idea platform for the attention grabbers; they don’t care what it is as long as they can make themselves seen by embellishing the situation that clearly puts the spotlight on them, even if they have to get into the grave with the deceased to get their point across, and the attention they crave.
I have seen some of these people in action, and their antics can compete with lavish production numbers. Besides the obvious Saints vying for attention (there for the fashion show, including the ones who attend everyone’s funeral, known or unknown), there are the under-appreciated mourners chosen to be ostracized by family members. Instead of staying focused on the deceased they make scenes of their own; just about anything we can think of that is disruptive seems to be, The New Norm.
Is anything Secreted anymore? Well, it seems to me as if now Funerals are a good place to make a show of Humans gone wrong.
When under the Protection of Jesus Christ, and because of Biblical Knowledge, some of us know how to take death in stride and not allow ourselves to be consumed with; I wish it was me … God has a plan for the living, so don’t give up because of life’s realities.
The mere thought of dying is enough to keep me from getting into my grave so you won’t have to worry about me getting into yours; anyway, we’ll get there soon enough, whether by our own hand, another, or when called. Even Jesus said Do not tempt the Lord thy God. Matthew 4:7 KJV
We had better think long and hard about our Graveside Manners while realizing playing with death may be the last appearance we make. I’ll just wait for God’s appointed time, and live with the best and worse life has to offer until that time comes.
The death of others, for some, is traumatic; maybe they don’t understand or want to know the Cycle of Life or The Power of Jesus Christ.
What is the cycle of life? They are the stages we live in, beginning at birth and ending in death. The dots between when you were born and the day you die. (1901….1961)
Just so you know, in The Cycle of Life we start out as babies or infants; between 1-3 years old we are classified as toddlers, from 4-11 we become a child, and from ages 12-20 we are known as adolescents until we reach the ages between 21-60, when we become adults. When we mature into old age, many calls us Seniors Citizens, others call us names I don’t want to repeat.
Follow your own chartered course planned by God Himself, so as not to let that person in the grave cut your Life Cycle short. Yes, you can go on without them; you have to for the living. And yes it hurt, but you can carry the pain in a manner that it will not immobile you. Find comfort in Our Lord and Savior and heal by helping others heal through Spiritual Education.
FYI: Crises take us to the brink of our limits and forces us to keep moving.
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