Thursday, August 30, 2012

How Bad Is It?

When the headlines read this one or that one took their own life. How bad is it? I know down can be really down. Taking one's life shows me that you did not value your life. It is hard to step in anothers' shoes. I do not claim to do so. However, I have to revert to Jesus. I mean his life was hell. They chased him down. Tried to kill him on many occasions. I imagine he could have given up. His own disciple gave Jesus up and then killed himself. I took a class this last semester that tried to explain that as to why many ancients did commit suicide. I did not except that explanation and I don't except any today. God gave his son for any and everything that we as a humans has done. We are to lay our burdens on him. But when you worship false idols (money) or (power) or (fame) you can easily die by the same belief system. That means God was replaced with those things and he was not in their lives to intervene. Sad. My life is not mine to take. No matter how low it gets. And believe me it has gotten pretty darn low.
Isaiah 43:25 "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.