Death avoidance is a major pastime in our culture. The avoidance of death preoccupies the focus of most health professionals, including policy makers, in the western world...Kay Price & Julianne Cheek. Avoiding Death
At the same time, many of us ride motorcycles and parachute from airplanes. It is almost like we are tempting death. With the advent of cell phones, one almost takes his life into his own hands each time he drives. We avoid death, but we also live close to it daily.
The death of a loved one brings heartache and sadness. The death of a dream or a relationship can make the heart sick. How can death ever bring blessings?
In our natural way of thinking it cannot, but from a spiritual perspective blessings can come out of death. "I tell you the truth: unless a grain of wheat is planted in the ground and dies, it remains a solitary seed. But when it is planted, it produces in death a great harvest." John 12:24
Following the death and burial of Jesus there were eleven disciples who had followed him, but following the resurrection millions follow Jesus today. Out of death came a great harvest!
"To find your life, you must lose your life—and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it." Matthew 10:39
"The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color." Aberjhani
Out of death new possibilities and dreams can flow. Out of death blessings can spring forth.