When we think of death we often think of someone or something physically dying. Yet death is more than the termination or shutting down of all biological functions. Death is not only the end of physical life, but also the spiritual existence for humans. Death is separation. One of the most painful death experiences is the emotional separation from people we love.
When a marriage or a relationship we have invested time and energy in with the hopes that it would bear good fruits dies, something within us also dies, and we mourn that loss—privately or visibly. Death is also the loss of innocence other than through the natural and gradual process of time and love. When a child is sexually molested, parts of him or her—essential for healthy development—will die a sudden and violent death. But perhaps the most tragic form of death comes from the isolation, emptiness, and loneliness that resulted from the severed bond between Creator and man.
The truth is, we all fear death of one form or another, whether it be the loss of life or love. However, when God permits loss and suffering, He also provides comfort and restoration, but it requires looking at the transition with our spiritual eyes to see where we are going, instead of who or what is behind us.
I would die for my children, but I can never live for them. Do not allow fear to rob you of living. Live today! Live with Christ in the picture! He came that we may have and enjoy live, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows (John 10:10 AMP).
“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”