DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION

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And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

Dylan Thomas

When we think about death, our first inclination is to be sad – to grieve for those we lose – to wonder how we will survive without them – to know that they have departed from this earth forever.

As I grow older, I think about death quite often.  I think about my own death – the death of a loved one or dear friend – the emptiness created by that loss.  I think about the relationships built over the years and what it will be like without them.  We want to hang on to this life forever because of that and because we might be afraid of what lies ahead.

Death is a word we like to put away and not think about, but it is inevitable, even for those in the best of health.  Death was not an option until sin entered the world.  We need someone to rescue us from the darkness – a Savior – a Redeemer.  God provided that deliverance for us.

For the Christian, death is not an ending, even though we don’t know for sure what lies ahead.   Our faith in Christ is what leads us to Him.  Faith alone will bring eternal life – in new bodies, free from pain.  There will be no more tears for those who go before us, only for those left behind.  The sadness will linger and eventually be replaced by fond memories of the one who has passed into eternity.  This is our life assurance policy from God Himself,

Death will no longer have dominion over us.

Romans 6:5 “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION

  1. They say that for a lover of God, death is but a sweet and gentle surprise…that we won’t even know it. However, as a neighbor who was a Christian and lover of the Lord said, “Well, I’m not afraid of dying, it’s the pain getting there that I’m afraid of!” 😉

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