Monday, January 16, 2006

PAIN



pain
n.

1. An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.
2. Suffering or distress.
3. pains The pangs of childbirth.
4. pains Great care or effort: take pains with one's work.
5. Informal. A source of annoyance; a nuisance.



There is a lot of pain associated with love. Pain, unlike fear, does not heal with information. Time is the best painkiller. Time. What a concept. The only thing man can't stop. We think is relative, we think we understand, but we don't. Not really.

Anyway, My Mother's sister ( mi tia ) in Venezuela has been in a comma since Wednsday last week. To say that she is my auntie does not sound the same. She was my Mother's best friend. I know how bad it is, but I cannot tell my Mother. There is enough pain in her life. Life is so fragile, I remember realizing that in Iraq, when one moment you are there, the next one you may not be. Every day, every hour, every waking moment counts as being alive. My Auntie knew that, before her surgery she dyed her hair, went to the beach to get a tan, and then went under to get surgery done on her hip. She has not come back yet. Where is she? Is she there? Her heart is pumping blood, her lungs are taking oxygen to her blood. Her brain is not responding.

Tia wake up.

We love you.

J.V.

4 comments:

Miri said...

Nice blog. To answer your questions...where is she? She's being held back. Her soul, that is. She prepared well for the surgery...yes, she dyed her hair, got a tan...and also consulted a psychic....who told her NOT to have the surgery, because she would not come out of it. You speak of time as something we cannot fathom. Time is something God created, and HE can only control. This is why he wants us to TRUST HIM with our future, and not consult psychics, witches and warlocks who are cocky enough to believe they can see our future and tell us about it, so we can then control the outcome....when the only Sovereign one is GOD and HE is in charge of our tomorrow. She is not there. She is being held back by the very spiritual forces she believed told her she wouldn't come back. Our prayer is that she can understand that GOD is the giver/taker of life...that HE holds our future...and no matter what the future holds, HE will take care of us, if we allow him to...therefore, we shall not fear the outcome.

Tia - Choose God....and be released!

Jose said...

Hi cousin!

So, let me get this straight, are you saying tia N. is being punished by God for seeing a psychic? Then why isn't miss Chleo (call me now!) in a comma as well?

Is it that the Devil has taken her and it is up to her to choose God and be realeased?

So, this is like, her fault? I don't know...
So who is in control of everything that happens? Is it in our hands? or God's hands?
Because it looks like you are saying that she did this to herself, but you are also saying that God Controls everything. I am confused.

My personal opinion is that God does not mess with these things. What happens in here is our own doing. Psychics are just entertainers that make money off people's credulity.

J.V.

Miri said...

You can do a Bible search for the key word SORCERY and you will find many verses regarding this and how God feels about it (so God DOES mess with this)...including a New Testament story about a psychic named Simon. For our purposes I will use this one:

Deutoronomy 18: 10 - 12

"Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD."

She is NOT BEING PUNISHED, she voluntarily gave her soul to the evil spiritual realm. We are spiritual beings and we can connect with either world...she chose the evil one, and they have taken a hold of her because of it, because she CHOSE to believe in it.

About God's sovereignty....picture a boat departing for its destination. God has chosen the destination already. It either goes to Italy or to France. But he gave YOU the free will to choose where you will go. So in his Sovereignty, he is in control of both boats, of the ride, and ultimately, the future arrival....but where YOU go is up to you.....though He controls the ships. (The Bible says that He was given the Keys to HADES and reigns in Heaven).

I hope this gives you a new perspective...

Anonymous said...

Ross said...

I could not have said it better than your cousin.