Welcome my friend, the sun is shining brightly today so we are having a little Easter party for two in our backyard, under our flourishing Jacaranda tree.
The birds are chirping, the butterflies fluttering & all is well with the natural world…Come on in for a delightful time of tea, coffee, treats & our reflection together.
I have set up a little table in the sun & a tray filled with deliciousness, a few melting moments & some lemon, white chocolate shortbread. A pot of Russian Caravan tea, as well as a pot of coffee. What would you prefer?
Now we are settled enjoying the warmth of the sunshine upon our faces & munching treats, sipping our mugs of hot liquid amber. Let us begin our reflection together…
The Elephant in the room
We can’t get away from the elephant in the room this Easter can we…it’s staring us in the face, even if we try to push it away, it’s at every turn…
But we can look at it from a different perspective, gaining new insight that will bring a little more hope, comfort & peace this Easter, a time that celebrates new life.
In recent days I have heard & read many voicing their fears of contracting CoVid19 & having to die alone in a hospital bed, isolated from their loved ones…
This is definitely a valid fear in the current pandemic, as we hear the news reports. We see the video shots of those isolated in intensive care units, away from family & the death rates rising…so this is a very real & valid concern!
Having already had a death experience I’d like to share the following facts that we need to focus upon rather then the CoVid19 elephant in the room this Easter…
You may already have read my account of going through death & back again (& if you haven’t or would like to refresh your memory, I’ll put a link at the bottom of this page so you can access it).
As we weren’t facing the CoVid19 elephant when you may have read it…I’ll highlight some important aspects & share a little more detail then I did in my book.
You see when this death experience happened I was in a hospital bed, alone in a ward without loved ones beside me. This happened very quickly, so quickly in fact that when the ward nurse answered the buzzer & saw what was happening…
She enacted an emergency code & medical staff came running from everywhere. It was so urgent & serious they didn’t even have time to transfer me from the ward to the birthing unit.
My husband & loved ones were not beside me when I gave birth to my only son Benjamin, stillborn. They weren’t holding my hand as I wept & watched him being carried away lifeless. They weren’t beside me when I started to severely hemorrhage & my life ebbed away.
The attending medical staff were in the midst of emergency procedures trying to save my life, in this critical situation, they didn’t have time to hold my hand or comfort me.
Here is a quote from my book…
“At that moment I had the knowledge, absolute, that I was dying it wasn’t a fear, anxiety or panic but an absolute knowledge.
I had absolutely no fear but rather a supernatural peace descended upon me that I had not experienced to that degree before or have since…” Refer
Why was I not afraid of dying alone…without loved ones beside me?
Because I was not alone! God’s Holy Spirit was there in a very real & reassuring presence, giving me His supernatural peace & comfort that passed all understanding.
You see my friend, God has made a promise to all those who love & accept His Son, Jesus into their lives…He said this promise with passion…
“…I will never leave you, nor will I ever abandon you…”
God always keeps His promises, always…I am a living memorial to this fact!
The present & future Hope
Without doubt we will all leave this earthly life one day, that’s just a fact of living on planet earth. The how & when is quite unknown to us but known to our Creator, we are told He knows the number of our days even before they begin, Psalm 139.
This life is definitely not the end, for our spirits live eternally. I have experienced what lies beyond to be able to share that experience with you now, which you can fully read Here.
And I can assure you that you definitely won’t want to miss out on this amazing hope! That’s why Jesus Christ came so that we may have life, life eternally with the Father & not eternity in hopeless separation from Him!
But it takes a personal decision, you see my friend you will have to make your own choice. As spending eternity with Him doesn’t happen automatically, as popular culture would have us believe.
Though the choice is yours freely to make…Please don’t wait too long in deciding where you will spend your eternity.
As you can see with this elephant in the room, life can change very quickly, in fact in one single moment of time.
So, for those of us who know Jesus as personal Savior, we do not need to fear dying alone for He is always with us, we are never alone…What amazing assurance!
And for those who don’t know His peace & comfort yet, then there’s no time like the present! He’s knocking on the door of your heart this Easter, waiting for you to welcome Him in…for He is the perfect Gentlemen!
Until next time,
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