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22.05.2017 Feature Article

A Mysterious World. Death, An Evil Disease

It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things (Lemony Snicket).

You spend your life working, labouring, and what do you have to show for it. In days to come, we will all be forgotten. The most painful thing is when you work for something with all your strength, knowledge and skill, and then you have to leave it all to someone who knows nothing about your toils. You work hard and worry your way through life,and what do you have to show for it? Before you rain insult on your neighbour,before you plan to kill,remember, humans are nothing but compared to a puff of wind,a passing shadow, vapour and leaves on a spreading tree. So burry jealousy,envy,hatred, injustice, and anything evil.

Life is like a coin. Pleasure and pain are the two sides,but you never know which side turns up tomorrow. So live a good life, a life worthy of emulation. What is life? Life is love. live well because anything less can be a tragedy.

A world in which you see one today,tomorrow he/she is no more. A world in which you see a friend some seconds ago, but in the next few minutes,you will hear he/she is dead. what a mysterious world. Everything we are fighting for today maybe useless tomorrow. How can the cemetery be a peaceful place,yet we say rest in peace. A place where one has no access to light,always in the dark. When you are buried far away from town,isolated from man. Naked we came,naked we shall leave the earth,your body will be covered with soil, something you prevented from getting into contact with your body when you were alive,now buried in it. What a mysterious world! You don't even know what tomorrow will bring--what your life will be! For you are like vapour that appears for a while,then vanishes(James 4:14). Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.

A life that passes like a shadow? How can we know what will happen in the world after we die?Answer: Deut 29:29.

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Prince Ayerakwa
Prince Ayerakwa, © 2017

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