Tuesday, December 6, 2011
EVALUATION, I self -EXAMINED MYSELF
Recently, there were lots of self examinations I made.
I have been to several funeral services of people with different ages. Lifeless, the real persons were gone. All that was left were the physical bodies which cannot do any physical gestures anymore. It was a tough sight to see loved ones crying over the corpse but that's the only emotional release and nothing to help raise the breathless body back to life. This scene captured longer times in my imagination. I found myself scribbling the image where the mind and voice departing out from the body. I smile when I hear the voice of singing praises but feels a cold blood rushing my back when I imagine people screaming, battling against their destiny, clinging on to stay in the body and on this planet earth.
I thought over and over that this body that we can see is just a container of our true person with the traits. The body is the visible part to identify the person inside who cannot be seen. The person inside of the body has a distinct voice, can see, feel and reason. As long as Creator God allows this person to live, the body functions, speaks, eat, works, moves, breathes....
This retrospection carried me to a greater awe of God's genius about His creating power especially about His masterpiece, man. I have stayed with a number until their last breath were taken. They that called upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and claimed to know God personally and have put their faith on His work on the cross were very calm even those dying with cancer. I saw those that hated to die, to leave their body, were cursing, blaming God, yet, still died while being very restless, afraid and fighting longer for their last breath.
My retrospection ended up with a much appreciation that all people on earth are not an accident. God has left an instruction manual, the Bible that if we really seek Him, His grace is available at all times. We cannot forever be narcissistic following our own whims and qualms but humbly submit to the eternal intention of our Maker why He created man. He wants an intimate fellowship and this is only possible if we believe in the Reconciler, Jesus Christ Himself who lives without beginning and without end but submitted to become flesh to show us His love.
Forever grateful... that while our outward body will die one day, our self, the inner person will enjoy with God forever and ever. What peace, what joy, what hope do we have in Him...He Who promised to us is faithful!
Ecclesiastes 7:2 "It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will consider his heart."
The Gospel unto salvation is: The Second Person of the Godhead, Jesus Christ became man died on the cross to pay the penalty of sin (original sin in Adam), He died was buried and rose again. Anyone who takes this by faith, God guarantees eternal life of his soul to be with Him in Heaven. [Romans 1:16]