how do we deal with the consequences of it? do we simply look up to God and without any hesitation just say, ‘Your will be done’, or do we contemplate and begin to question? when life takes a sharp unexpected turn, our fundamentals will be shaken without a doubt.
today we received a shocking and tragic news about an old friend from UKM who had just passed on, leaving his wife and 2 toddlers without a husband and a father. he was a good man; cheerful and warm-hearted, musically inclined and a good brethren. it is still so unreal that he’s left us so early on in life. we can only pray for his family for life to go on and for faith to be strong.
reminds me of a question i asked my dad recently:
pa, have you ever wondered where we will go when we die?
Only the living has to suffer! There are so many versions of where we go when we die. So far nobody can testify the truth, so let us worry about our living commitments than to worry about that. Because nobody has gone there and come back to tell the story.
truth is, when we die, we will either suffer even more than when we’re alive or otherwise, but heaven is only for the gods and goddesses and it is unattainable. just like how i was taught in Taoism/Buddhism when i was young – when you die, you will become/face whatever it is that you have done on earth, there is no escape. for Taoism, it is which level/kind of punishment you will receive in hell, while from the Buddhism that i learnt; you will become some kind of ghost or animal depending on how heavy your sins are on earth. whichever way, you don’t get to win.
isn’t it easier if we know we actually have options? there is a way to heaven and it only requires us to believe.
Jesus answered, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6
For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body, but made alive by the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18
we believe our friend is in heaven now, and it’s comforting in a way to know that he’s in a better place and that we will meet again when our time on earth is also done.