Each day is a blessing. We’ve made it through another night. Our hearts are beating and breath fills our lungs. We’re not dead yet.
There are times when I wish that my life would end. I’m the age where many friends are going to heaven – where their suffering has come to an end – where there are no more tears, sadness, fear or feelings of loss or persecution. Peace – beautiful freedom from the cares of the world.
Death can be an end to our troubles. It can usher in a freedom from all the chaos and ugliness of the world. It can also be used as an escape which God doesn’t intend for His people. When we give up and give in to the perils of living and choose death, we’re violating His commandment not to kill.
I’m hearing so much lately about various lives mattering. I’m also hearing that many take offense at the phrase, “all lives matter.” Can someone tell me why that is offensive. Life in the womb matters. Life of those with special needs matters Lives of those who cannot care for themselves matter. Lives of the poor matter. Lives of the elderly matter. Lives of all races matter. Life matters or God would not have created it. He created man in His image, with various strengths and talents. Race makes no difference to Him. He doesn’t care if we’re too young or too old. He looks beyond our disabilities and loves each of us the same. We’re His creation and also His children.
We’re in an inexplainable time right now. We’re facing tragedy, health concerns, violence and unrest, political upheaval, turning from God, self-dependence and many more situations which tug at our minds and hearts every day. There is reason to be depressed, unhappy, fearful. There is also need for us to turn to our Creator and ask for His help while we travel this world. He will hear our prayers if we simply go to Him.
We’ve been separated from God for a very long time. That has caused us to flounder in our journey. It’s totally unnecessary. God has taken care of all our needs today and He will again tomorrow. We need not worry, because He’s always there for all of us, because we all matter to Him.