Death

Death... is such a hard thing

Prayer from Yeshua's Abigail

Abba, I have heard of so many deaths recently. So many loved ones lost. As Your children, we have hope that we will see our loved ones again. But sometimes we are unsure of where our loved ones really stand.

Abba, we know that You desire that none should perish. We know that You give every person ample chances to accept You. We also know that many who reject You are really rejecting a caricature of You. They have never really been shown who You really are.

We rely upon Your mercy, Abba, to show them the truth about You...even in those last moments of life. You see the hearts of people. You know if they are truly seeking You or not. Please reveal Yourself to those who are seeking.

When We are No Longer InvinciblePremium Content

My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26

The older I get, the more I become aware of my own frailties. When we’re young, particularly if we’ve been blessed with good health and strength, we fall into the trap of thinking we’re invincible: someone else may step into the street and get mowed down by a truck; someone else might get cancer and die before their thirtieth birthday; someone else may drop dead of a heart attack in the middle of shooting hoops with friends. But not us.

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Why Did My Sister Die?Premium Content

by Wes Moore

You may not know this, but Ted Turner once planned to be a Christian missionary (if you aren't aware, he is now a vocal atheist). His slide from faith started when his younger sister, Mary Jane, came down with a horrible disease. The National Review put it this way:

All his prayers for [Mary Jane's] recovery -- an hour a day, he said -- were for naught. "She used to run around in pain, begging God to let her die," he recalled. "My family broke apart. I thought, ‘How could God let my sister suffer so much?'" [1]

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What "Death" will be to You -- If You are God's Child

They will see His face! Revelation 22:4

John says that in heaven, "we shall be like Christ--for we shall see Him as He is." 1 John 3:2. While we look upon the brightness of our Master's face--its beauty is imprinted upon us! Looking upon Christ--makes us like Him!

Understanding the Phases of GriefPremium Content

The Four Phases of Grief
1. Numbness – This is the phase immediately following a loss. The grieving person feels numb, which is a defense mechanism that allows them to survive emotionally.

2. Searching and Yearning – This can also be referred to as pining and is characterized by the grieving person longing or yearning for the deceased to return. Many emotions are expressed during this time and may include weeping, anger, anxiety, and confusion.

3. Disorganization and Despair – The grieving person now desired to withdraw and disengage from others and activities they regularly enjoyed. Feelings of pining and yearning become less intense while periods of apathy, meaning an absence of emotion, and despair increase.

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Aging (Part 2)Premium Content

A thorough discussion of the aging process.

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Aging (Part 1)Premium Content

A thorough discussion of the aging process.

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Providence in the End of Life EthicsPremium Content

Many late twentieth century Christian ethicists are confounded by end-of-life ethical issues raised by medical technology. One of the contributing factors is that the increased technology of the last generation has generated moral dilemmas heretofore unknown.

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Do You Have Questions about Death?Premium Content

Do you have questions about Death?

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When Heaven Goes Silent

The emergency room was deathly still except for my husband?s anguished weeping.

Tearless, I held our little son Timmy's chilling body to my breast, trying to warm him, unwilling to let him grow cold. Bruised from futile resuscitation efforts, he was naked except for a rough blanket wrapped around him and secured with a diaper pin.

The mortician peeked in. He was waiting. I wanted to run into the night with Timmy's body and hide him somewhere where I could keep him safe.

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