One Day Too Soon

A friend of mine is a chaplain in the U.S. Army.  His job is to counsel soldiers considering suicide, attend funerals of those who do, and comfort their families.  Talk about a tough assignment!

Christians have been so harsh on possible suicide victims over the years, calling them selfish when the powers of darkness are convincing them their loved ones would be better off without them.  When in fact their family members will carry the scars unto the third and the fourth generation!  I know because I am the grand daughter of a suicidal victim.

Another lie the Father of all Lies uses is life isn’t worth living, that nothing will ever get better.  Not true.  The only constants in life is death and change.  Death is final on this earth to be sure.

As to the second constant, no matter how bad one’s situation might be, there’s always the promise of change for tomorrow. “The sun will come up tomorrow…”  As irritating as the voice of the little girl singing those words might have been, the message is accurate.   Ending one’s life today guarantees the victim will never walk his daughter down the aisle; never feel the comforting hug of his grandchild’s chubby arms wrapped about his neck; never imagine the great and marvelous plans God has for his life.

1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV “No one has seen; no one has heard; no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

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