Archive for April 20th, 2011
Posted on April 20, 2011 - by Nurse Virginia
“I believe in heaven, and I know little Sammy is there but I still am afraid to die,” said Martha. Martha had lost her infant son years ago and spoke of him frequently. She spoke always with the theme that he was happy in heaven and she would someday join him. Then why was she so afraid of death?
Time magazine tried to capture our attention this week with the title “What if there’s no Hell?” They make the point that the issues of judgment, hell and heaven have been debated for 2000 years. Seems like a whole lot of people who have had this debate over those years, have long ago found out the answer, when they themselves died. Now that they are long gone they know. But how many people did they influence on the way to their own enlightenment?
We can thank Time for making us stop and think. It’s good that these questions come up and make us pause in our often unconscious trod through our lives. Then something happens, a life event that makes us pause and re-evaluate what we are doing, where we are going.
Afraid to die, try this – change your radio station to one of the many Christian stations. Listen for one month see how life changes. What good comes from listening to contemporary radio and hear about that perfect love that everyone searches for. Yet the artists themselves are often broken people, who have found many perfect loves, why follow them?
So often I have heard people say that when they were troubled, they turned on a Christian radio station and a song was playing that immediately answered their problem, and gave them comfort.
Afraid to die, looking for that perfect love? Turn on the radio.
Happy Easter 2011
Virginia Garberding, R.N.
Director of Education, The Wealshire, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Author: Please Get To Know Me – Aging with Dignity and Relevance