Published on April 28, 2018 on Facebook
By Deborah Negron M.A.
Letting Go, Is Peace Eternal
She could not walk…
Her speech impared. She no longer could sustain the strength for her digestive system to consume food. They had already said a pace maker would be the next step. Her limbs were no longer operating well. Her mind was gone. Her family wanted to keep her going. Since she had never stated, nor written anything, she had been resuscitated 5 times in two years. She could no longer hold her head up. She was weak, in constant pain and no one seemed to think about her pain. No one seems to consider the fact that time is a factor….
Science, medicine, technology cannot be the only factors considered. We can prolong life and try to slow the process, but some times its best to, just let them go. Because of our selfish desires we often want what is not God’s will. We want what we want when we want it.
I speak of a hyperthetical here, in the beginning. But my mom and I have had plenty of conversations about the possibility and inevitability of death. The Bible says that it is appointed for every person, once to die.
we can pray, we can ask for God to have mercy. But ultimately everyone must face the fact that we will all close our eyes to this Earthly plane and one day stand before God. you will all have to face the inevitable time when we pass from this life.
The deepest question we can ask a person in their golden years, is one that many avoid at all costs. From the moment we are born, we commence the process called Aging. We begin a life of growth and development and as there is an ascension to maturity, then there is is a decline of ability and productivity.
this is not a doomsday message. This is a message victory.
I have the privilege of being part of an amazing group of people. they compose the
Prayer Intercession group of our church. most of them are remarkable Women of Faith. I believe all of them are old enough to be my mothers. They are unique women. Upwards of 65 to well beyond 76…
I learn so much from these saintly women. Our conversations about life, are deep, profound, enlightening and cause my faith to increase each time I have the privilege to spend some time with them.
The other day I was speaking to one of them when she shared some insight that was simply pure wisdom.
She told me that the closer she comes to the point of passing from this life, she is more concerned. I thought, being a counselor, right away, I put on my entire attentive listening mode on to see if I could assist with a matter I thought was presenting itself. Instead, however, the saintly old woman said, I worry. I Worry about who is going to pray for my loved ones. I worry about who will intercede for these teenagers. The youth of today… I worry about the Pastor and the church and the need of people to talk to God. I worry about how they will understand the importance of getting in to a quiet place and getting alone with God.
I asked, are you ready to go?
She then smiled, then she said, Oh I am totally ready this very moment. I am excited to go home with the Lord. But I think of these who don’t know where they will be. You know, the lost.
I remember speaking with my mom Luchy Negron, about heaven. Her face became calm and she got that twinkle in her eye. She said, I long to see My Lord. She recalls her mom, my grandmother talking of her vision of heaven and how she desired nothing more, than to be in God’s presence. But then my mom says,
“I want all of our family to come too. “
I spoke to another saintly woman of God, Ramonita, she has become dear to my heart. Cassie’s sister. She and I were at her home. She was doing her stretches and says to me, “So much trouble in the world. The bodygets old and begins to deteriorate and so many issues come. I asked her, So, how does it feel? You are older and wiser and know a few more things.
She smiles and says, “I am close to my final destination. I know where I am going, I’ll get there before you!” As she said this, her smile was huge. From one side of her face to the other there was a full smile. She says, oh Honey, when you get to be my age your joy is more. When you know where you are going and you have walked with Jesup an long time, you have peace. I said, is it a joyful anticipation? She says, OH YES!
The great difference in those who have a solid relationship with the Lord, is that they welcome each Avenue of life. They are not resister to time and age and process. They welcome each stage with much grace.
Romans 8:1 says, there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
They have come to understand the verse in philippians 1:21, For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is gain.
Lord, would that our faith be this solid. Would that we would not hold back and prolong unnecessarily a life that is ready to move from this life to eternity. Let those who know you rest in the knowledge that even death is is a gift to those who love you. For it is in yhidnparting from here, that they will attain a glorious body…
No more sorrow, no more pain, no more worry orbshame. No more stress but rest divine, in your presence for all time.
Psalm 116:15. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Heaven is a guarantee for those who love and know Jesus as Lord and Savior.