My peace?


My friend, may I ask you a question? Are you afraid of death? Most people are despite what they might say. Putting death in perspective, however, can take most, if not all, of the fear out of it. Could it be that the experience may be new; but we know the outcome?

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m M. Clifford Brunner.

Are you afraid of death? Most people are despite what they might say. Putting death in perspective, however, can take most, if not all, of the fear out of it.

Here’s a story: A woman diagnosed with terminal cancer had returned home from the hospital. That morning, her daughters stopped by to visit. When they arrived at the front door they let themselves in. It was a beautiful day and the sun was beaming through all the windows in the house. Mom had thrown open all the windows, raised the blinds, and parted the curtains. She had turned on her favorite classical music and the house was literally awash in music and light. They called her name gently trying not to disturb while, at the same time, endeavoring to overcome the music volume. They were greeted by her familiar “hello, my girls!” from the den down the hall. They found their mother buried in envelopes with an open checkbook in front of her. “Just getting these bills paid!” She turned to look at her two surprised offspring. “Well, I would like to leave this earth with the same credit rating I had when I got here. Anyway, it just makes sense to take care of things when you can!” “But Mom,” they pleaded. “We can do those things for you. Aren’t you the least bit afraid of what is happening to you? You act as if you don’t have a care in the world!” The woman smiled, set aside the checkbook and folded her hands before her. “You know, I’ve spent the entire day convincing myself that I don’t have a care in the world. The way I look at it, if I focused on the dying part, I’m sure the anxiety alone would kill me.”

You know, the dying part could kill you if you had no idea what really did lie beyond the door. Thank God that He has given us the peace of mind and heart to know that He waits for us on the other side. When we look down the road at death, we need to turn our gaze toward the light which comes from Christ. There is no death in Him. When we focus on Him, we focus on life. Although death will always fill us with some degree of uncertainty just because it is something unknown, our peace need not be disturbed with these thoughts. The experience may be new; but we know the outcome.

We pray. Heavenly Father, You have given us the peace of mind and heart to know that You wait for us on the other side of the light. When we look down the road at death, Father, we need to turn our gaze toward the light which comes from Christ. There is no death in Him. Thank You for reminding us that there is no fear in Christ. We are safe and our destination is secured. When we focus on Him, we focus on life. Forgive us Father when we choose to worry about such things as death. Although it will always fill us with some degree of uncertainty just because it is something unknown, our peace need not be disturbed with these thoughts. The experience may be new; but we know the outcome. Praise be Your Holy Name. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

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<thispassingday@gmail.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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