I am here sharing from my heart and in the way I believe as a Christian which I would like to use to help someone else to feel better. That is not to undermine anyone else’s beliefs.
A BAG FOR LIFE
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and
breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living
soul. (Genesis 2:7)
A few days just after the death of my first wife I went to buy some
items in one local supermarket in Swindon. I walked from aisle to aisle
while putting the groceries into my shopping trolley.
The difference between me and most other shoppers in the supermarket was that my heart was bleeding with pain. I was there bodily but yet
mentally I was far removed. My mind could not understand how everyone
was seemingly so peaceful, so calm so serene when I was so distraught.
The music that was playing in the shop was so insensitive to how I
felt. It was careless and louder than it could have been. The happy children
who were running around seemed so disrespectful of my state and pain (of
which they had absolutely no way of knowing).
In that shop, absolutely nobody knew or cared that I had just lost the
mother of my two small children. Nobody knew how I was asking myself many
questions about what I could have done better to help my wife remain alive.
Still distressing over these stressful thoughts I reached the checkout
till to pay. The jolly young lady at the till innocently doing her job unknowingly fired one lethal shot at me. She asked me, “Would you like a bag for
life?” Boy that just did it! A bag for life? I just lost a life and here is this girl
casually offering me a bag for life!
Of course that was not what she meant but in my frame of mind it was
such a senseless question. How could buying that bag bring any life to my
wife or to anyone that needs to cling to dear life?
A bag for life has no life to give. Only God has life and only He can
restore it after we kick the bucket of life.
Only God sees your pain as well as understands it. May He continue
to soothe you and comfort you today and everyday. He is the resurrection
and the life! Have a blessed day!