The destruction of a life can be quiet. You can do it yourself alone in a room. You can do it without understanding or meaning to. Where you go in your heart is more important than where you take the rest of you.
I've been listening to Johnny Cash lately. He did a version of the Depeche Mode song "Personal Jesus." Do you remember it? Reach out and touch faith.
Do do da do do. Yeah, I'm dancing around too.
Dave Gahan is the original singer. Do you remember when this happened?
(Look at all the prayers in the comments.)
In the early and mid-90's I heard he had overdosed on heroin and nearly died more than once. In 1996 he was dead for two minutes. He described it like this:
“The first thing I realised in the hospital was that I exited my body. I was floating underneath the ceiling and could observe exactly what was happening underneath me: Paramedics were running around my body and tried to save me. I screamed that I wasn’t actually lying down there but above them. I believe it was my soul screaming which had already left my body and became a witness of what happened to my body. At that point I was clinically dead, my heart wasn’t beating. These seconds seemed like hours to me. And suddenly, there was a complete, frightening darkness around me. As if someone had turned off the light.”
He came back.
In the video above he says at about 4:55,
"There was something there for me, God or whatever..." Heartsmile.
What do we know about life and death? We can't add another moment no matter how hard we try and, I think, we can't take one away either, not even if we try.
Do our prayers make a difference? Look at all those people in the comment section saying they prayed for him. I did too. I think even one of them could change a life. (He's still with us.)
What are you praying for?
Do you think you can make a difference?