Thought for the Day: Norm Spradlin’s memorial service is today at Allisonville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), pharmacy 7701 Allisonville Rd., unhealthy Indianapolis, Ind., 46250 at 11:00 am. Our hearts and prayers go out to Ginny and her family.
We’ve all experienced a terrible day such as this. While as Christians we understand death is simply the beginning of a new life, that understanding rarely makes it any easier for us to deal with the emotional and physical loss of a loved one in the here and now. Throughout scripture we find laments as people grieve their losses, but we also find incredible passages of hope for eternal life, and reunion with loved ones after death.
I deal with death by acknowledging, as both scripture and science indicate, that we are more than these physical beings that seem so finite and fragile. We are, ultimately, pure consciousness—the consciousness of God made physical. When we die, our consciousness jumps from one reality to another. As the fabric between realities is thinner than imagination, I know that those whom I have loved are truly still with me all the time, because time and space are merely illusions of the created world. In truth, there is only One being, of which we are all a multi-sensory part.
I know that my mom and dad, my grandparents, Norm, and all those whom any of us have ever lost, are still with us all the time, wherever we are, because the reality of reality is that consciousness can neither be created nor destroyed, only altered.
Prayer: I feel your presence with me, in the gentle breezes of summer, in the infinite light of the stars, and in the melodies of the songbirds. You are all and all are with me, forever. Amen.