Last night I had a dream. I dreamt that I was in a hospital setting. There were two nurses looking after me. One nurse was calling out coordinates on my body, and the other nurse was finding their location. As one of the nurses was examining the back of my neck, she found an infection.
In the next part of my dream, I was standing at a mirror. While I was standing, I noticed that I was carrying a bag of fluid. This fluid was a chemotherapy treatment. I was holding onto the bag with my left hand, and a tube connected itself from the bag into my neck. As I was standing there, I was longing for the reassurance of my mother.
My mother came to me and comforted me. She saw the infection on the back of my neck, and she checked to make sure that I was alright. Her comfort did reassure me, however, it wasn’t as fulfilling as I expected it to be. At that moment I realized that both of us had to face death since neither of us was immune from it.
Why do I fear death? I fear death because its a reality which I cannot escape. There will be a time when my physical body will stop working. There will also be a place where I will lay my head to rest. I don’t want my life to end. This life is wonderful, even though it may be challenging at times. I love life, and I desire to enjoy every moment of it.
How about you? As I have been researching this topic, I have heard many comments about why people fear death. Some people fear the unknown of what comes after death. Other people say that they will miss their loved ones, and they wonder how their family will survive without them?
We all have our own reasons why we are afraid of death. If we are honest with ourselves, we will share how we feel. As we share our fear of death with others, we can uncover some of the reasons why death bothers us. Acknowledging our fear of death is our first step toward personal freedom. When we are free of the fear of death we can begin to choose life, in all of its abundances.
Please share your own fear of death with us! Sharing is a good remedy for our souls.
For while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened [often weighed down, oppressed], not that we want to be unclothed [separated by death from the body], but to be clothed, so that what is mortal [the body] will be swallowed up by life [after the resurrection]. (2 Corinthians 5:4)
Thank you for your unfailing love, for not even death can separate me from you. I rest in your assurances, for you hold the keys to life and death, and everyone who places their faith in you, can rest secure in your love. Amen.