2/23/2016 0 Comments
Waking Up Dead?
Have you ever been afraid of waking up dead? Well don't be. There is no way you will wake up dead. Once you are dead, you are dead. No waking up. Oh, now, don't worry. Your soul or spirit or whatever it might be called these days, will certainly be recycled. Maybe in heaven. Maybe as a monkey in the zoo. Maybe as a king. Or maybe, even as a toad. No hell. I don't go there and neither should you. Seriously though, I do believe we go on in some fashion after we are finished here on earth. I do believe we are redeemed by grace. But waking up dead? Not.
Tonight as I was watching the television sitcom, Modern Family, Mitch and Cam were having an argument over Cam's wild worries about the renters who moved in upstairs. Cam was obsessing on their odd behavior, imagining them to be mass murderers or something. In the heat of the argument, he storms out shouting, "Do you want to wake up dead one morning?" Mitch shouts after him, "Not possible!" That's what made think of this blog subject.
Okay, I have to confess I sometimes think I don't want to wake up dead so I leave a lights on and make sure all the doors and windows are securely locked. I keep the phone by my bed in case I need to call 911. And I say my prayers. Yep, say my prayers I do. And I sleep pretty well usually, except when the helicopter hovers overhead chasing criminals through nearby neighborhoods, Or, as in the case of last night, wasting time and resources responding (justifiably) to a prank call. It's all good. And ultimately it helps to keep us safe I guess. And between that and the reality that it is not possible, I don't need to worry about waking up dead.
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