Thursday, April 05, 2007

Easter - Life & Death

The following chain of events took place 2 nights ago, and they have left me quite pensive as to whether it was just a weird case of coincidence.

1. I attended an ekklesia meeting, and the study was about the women in Jesus geneaology i.e. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary, five women whose strange and dodgy background, reputation, actions and/or circumstances experienced were somehow key in bearing of children whose lineage directly influenced the birth of the Christ child.
2. After the meeting, two of us are at a stage in Kilimani, picking a mat to head to town, when we come across a guy and two ladies. The guy was carrying a baby and the ladies were crying. The guy and one of the ladies crossed the road while one lady stayed on the side we were. I figured we go ask her what the problem was. She tells us that it's her baby. We ask what is the problem in particular. In the midst of tears she tells us that the baby is dead. Apparently, they were on their way to hospital and the baby died in the mat on the way. So they'd alighted and were going back home, seeing no point in going to hospital. I had no words to say, could only mumble pole.

3. The book I'd borrowed from the host of the meeting that evening, whose title blazed in my face while I was heading home is titled "The Five People You Meet in Heaven." I'd asked my pal as we headed to town 'where do babies go when they die? even Bathsheba's baby who was 7 days old?'

I'm still very much shaken after that sequence of events, still wondering what the full implication is. As for now, I'm more keen to appreciate all the people in my life.You give and take away, blessed be Your name. I also came across this blog which coincidentally has something to do with this.

Happy Easter

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5 Comments:

At 4/05/2007 12:10 pm , Anonymous kenyananalyst said...

Peace.

 
At 4/10/2007 3:53 pm , Blogger VOA said...

Greetings Mwas,

What an experience. Jesus had a special spot for children, no wonder He kept refering adults to take note of their (Children's) innocence/meekness. Because of this, I believe that children go to heaven when they die.

Man, I may not make it for the mountaineering trip that u were planning later this year. Why? Our company is posting me to our Int'l HQs in London to take up a new role.

Am pretty excited about it .. and like we say, "Soli Deo Gloria!!" (Latin = To God alone the glory).

Sincerely,

VOA

 
At 4/11/2007 9:49 am , Blogger mwasjd said...

@kenyanalalyst
Cheers mate, peace definately needed.

@voa
I guess I'll get to know when/if I die on the final destination, for now I believe the same.

Congrats for the London posting, must be really exciting!! Gloria a dios! (Spanish = Glory to God) Si you give me links to your nice company, then after I finish my 2 year bond with this nice company, I can go London too ;)
I figure there are mountains there also...

 
At 4/16/2007 9:58 am , Blogger Odegle said...

thats deep. death often gives meaning to life. like they say the seed must sacrifice its life so that new plants can be born! but again you wonder whether what we know as death is actually a stage of life just as in the case of the seed.

 
At 4/19/2007 4:22 pm , Blogger mwasjd said...

Cheers Odeg,
Guess that's the cycle of life, death gives way to life. But still, it's not the best of things to go through. And today, I went for a family friend's funeral. Quite sad, esp coz she left behind a son and daughter, and the daughter is 10, she cried so much, my heart broke...

 

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