Monday, October 15, 2007

Talking Reality? Talk about death.

Death is one word that when some people hear it they shrink, some have nasty shivers running up their spine, some just believe it will come when it will come. In African, Nigeria to be precise, it is a believe that the ember months comes with series of unpalatable happenings and when death of loved ones occurred during this period, people easily attribute it to the said SeptEMBER, octoBER, novEMBER, decEMBER.
I quite disagree with this believe, death is a reality that people have to face, regardless of where, when and how it occurs. Dying itself is not a problem, but what happens to people after death? Where do they go? What do they do? What sort of life exists after death? Lots of questions though, but believe me, they are very necessary as death does not give warning signals, it does not give you time to prepare, it does not give you time to put your house in order or write a will, it catches you at whatever you are doing and before the person knows what, he/she is on the other side, it comes just like a thief in the night.
On the other side, I don’t want to start an argument here, everyone to their own believe, and according to the word of God written in the book of life, the bible, it has been appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment (Heb 9:27). Surely everyone will die, though at different times and in different circumstances, but then,

where is your other side?
Where will you like to go after death?
What preparations are you making towards death?
Will you be happy when death knocks on your door or be afraid of the unknown?
I don’t have a general answer to all this questions, but I am confident in the words of Rom 8:1- there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. And, Rom 14:7 - For none of us liveth to himself, and no man died to himself. For whether I live, I live unto the Lord; and whether I die, I die unto the Lord: whether I live therefore, or die, I am the Lord's.
I lost two good friends recently, a man and a woman, the man’s aged father also died suddenly as a result of the shock of losing his only son. We are seriously praying for the aged mother of the deceased, please, join us to pray for her also. They were both too young to die.


EJIRO said...

Hi Bola, welcome back, so sorry about the death of your friends, I pray God gives their family the heart to bear this grief. Nice to have you back, I missed seeing ur pics in my blogs. cheers


My condolences for the loss of your friends. It is sad to hear about your friend's father as well.

I always just pray for God's mercy upon my family,, myself, and my loved ones. May he bless and protect us all.

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