Friday, December 3, 2021

Are You Afraid to Die?

 

He: Everyone is afraid to die.


She: Not me.



This is a short conversation I had with a co-worker more than 25 years ago. I don't know if he believed me. He probably thought I was crazy. Or delusional. 


A conversation that I've never had with anyone, except you, here:




Other he: Do we just stop existing? Do we go to Hell? 


She: Can't you feel that?


Other he: What?


She: The love of God reaching for us.


Other he: Even me?


She: Yes, you too.


Other he: No. I don't feel anything.


She: It feels great.




Do you fear death? Do you know God? Can you feel Him reaching for you?







Happy Hannukah to my friends who celebrate.

To those who don't, Happy Hannukah anyway.



46 comments:

  1. I don't fear the outcome of my death for sure. I'd rather just die in my sleep though without a physical struggle. I love this verse in 2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. Happy Hanukah!

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  2. I think for Christians, the fear is more about the process of dying than actual death; would you agree?

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    1. Do you mean the trip through the tunnel (as they say) or a physically painful death? I suppose no one wants to suffer.

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  3. I'm not afraid to die but like Ginny do worry about how it will happen. My Mother and Father in Law both suffered towards the end. It was very distressing to watch. I pray that the Lord will take me and G quickly.
    Happy Hannukah Sandi x

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  4. I have never feared death from this earth. I pray for life after, otherwise that death I would fear.

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  5. Death for me means to be eternally with God.

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  6. Funny...in a way... in that a videographer I follow posted the other day, sort of the basics of what is Hinduism.

    It fit a little bit about my own beliefs...especially the concept of oneness.

    I've always loved being in nature...feeling the souls of the trees reaching out to me...the critters...the sky.

    I've always felt that 'connection' was pretty much a summation of my deeper beliefs.

    Yeah...I'm a very deep soul (snicker)

    Happy Hannukah to you as well.

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    1. What does oneness mean to you?

      It's easy to worship what we see with our eyes. The Created is beautiful. To me worshipping the Creator is different. It's a whole different kind of seeing.

      Thank you for the Happy Hannukah. 😊

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  7. I suppose it's the how that concerns me.

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    1. As a Trekkie...😊... remember when Worf said dying in your sleep was a horrible way to go? It seems there are no Klingons commenting here.🖖

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  8. Happy Hannukah to all who celebrate.

    All the best Jan

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  9. I am not afraid to die. I KNOW I will be in heaven with my Savior. :)
    Not because of anything I could ever do but because of the grace of a loving God.

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    1. Grace is the most powerful thing on Earth.

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  10. I agree with Ginny - it's the process, not the outcome!

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  11. Nope not afraid, God will care for me in death just as he did before I was born:)

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    1. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you..." from Jeremiah 1:5.

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  12. Hi Sandi, no I do not fear death, not after experiencing my near death experience. The only thing that bothers me is that if I go first my husband will be left on his own. I hope that what he said to me at one time regarding death 'We shall go together, holding hands.' will come to pass at that time. God bless.

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    1. When it's time to go, you can trust God that the "how" will be right.

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  13. i am not afraid to die...i am afraid of a painful death. my husband and i have vowed to die together, holding hands...exactly how brenda said. i always hope for that. i am not afraid of the "after - death"!!

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    1. The after-death. That's a good way to put it.

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  14. Very difficult topic. At the moment I am not afraid but in the future who knows?
    About the after-death I don't know what I have to think: nothing? another life? eternal life?

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    1. There's that term again, the after-death. Debbie said it in the comment above. I like the way it sounds. Life, then there is death, and then...

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  15. Very difficult topic. At the moment I am not afraid but in the future who knows?
    About the after-death I don't know what I have to think: nothing? another life? eternal life?

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  16. Happy Hannukah, Sandi.

    I guess some people are afraid to die because perhaps they have not experienced the presence and love of God in their lives. They don't believe in eternal life after death. Education, and belief, are sadly lacking in modern society.

    God bless you.

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    1. You said it all, Victor. That's it right there.

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  17. Knowing the One who has defeated the power of death we can go forward. Isaiah 43:2: "When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee".

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  18. I'm not afraid of death. I am afraid of the pain that may accompany it -- extended pain with a long goodbye. But death itself, no.

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  19. I don't think I'm afraid of dying, but until I'm in a situation where I'm facing it, I don't know how I'll feel.
    Thanks for your Chanukah wishes. I was thrilled to celebrate with friends who are family once again in person. Prayers, songs, lots of great food, laughter and love. It doesn't get better! Happy and healthy to you!

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