Tuesday, April 03, 2007

UNBEARABLE GRIEF?


Dogs have been called mans best friend. They certainly are a comfort and a joy for many people. There are varying levels of attachment people have to their canine friends. In India a couple in their late 60's lost their dog to death. What they did was hold a party, a feast for their lost loved one, which I am sure most reading this blog will find interesting. But they did not stop there, no, after the feast the husband and wife hung themselves, committing suicide, because of their grief over the dog. This is right, your eyes are not going on you, I wrote they killed themselves over the dog. From the wires;

"The couple described the grief over their pet dog in the suicide note they left on March 29," police inspector V Anantaiah, said."

Here is a tragic but clear picture of the emptiness of life without Christ. This couple just displays the truth that nothing can satisfy our souls on this earth but the Lord. Our most prized possessions are going to rust, fade, and even die. If we live our lives for the material world and do not have that great joy of knowing this world is not our home, we are citizens of heaven, then we too will end in despair. We might not kill ourselves, but we will be dying on the inside every day.

As crazy as it seems that a couple would take their lives over the loss of their dog, it is simply a display of the vanity that is life without the Savior. The only true reason to live today is the Lord Jesus Christ. If He is the owner of your life and the forgiver of your sins, you have a great salvation, a great Father and a tremendous reason to get up and live this day with joy and passion. If you do not have that, then there is no reason to even get out of bed, as today just puts you twenty four hours closer to the eternal Hell that is yours. If that is you today, I would beg you to ask the Lord Jesus Christ, beg Him to forgive your sins and accept you as His own today. Do that and you will never feel the need to end your life because all that you love is gone. In fact you will have a whole new reason to live, for the glory of God!

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