“SUICIDE IS PAINLESS..”
EXCEPT, IT’S NOT
I keep going back to the beginning, where it all went wrong.
I know, I know, some of you think that is all a fairy tale, you know, with evolution and millions and millions of years.
But, after the recent couple of celebrity suicides, I realized there is a pattern.
In the beginning, God created…
He daily walked with the man in the garden, the man He made in His image, the one who was to rule over His creation.
The man had an important job, a purpose.
But, he needed a companion, so God gave him a woman as a wife; like him but different.
God gave them amazing freedom and possibilities with a few boundaries to protect His creation.
God knew what would happen.
But, He also knew that the love He created for man to experience was manifest in the desire to obey and please the Creator.
So, the first man and woman crossed the first boundary, tore down the first wall.
And he has been tearing down these walls ever since.
Walking and talking with God.
Marriage between a man and a woman.
And it didn’t stop there, because the enemy of God was involved in this whole tyranny.
Ready with the chains of a disobedient lifestyle.
Ready with the blindness that accompanies deadness.
Ready with a promise of self-reliance and accomplishment , and a reward of emptiness, hopelessness, and a desire to end it all.
Ready with the voice that screams over the loving whisper of the Creator…
The One that still whispers, “Come back to me.”