- Religion and Philosophy
Death was killed
I was discussing with a friend when he suddenly started staring at me as if I was a ghost or something was wrong. I noticed the look on his face so I asked him, “What is the problem?” “You should be dead. Do you know that you should be dead by now?” he answered. “Why did you say that,” I asked in astonishment. “I mean when armed robbers attacked you, you could have died.” “But you did not witness it or did you see me then?” I asked still trying to understand him better. “No, but those that witnessed it told me that they never believed you could make it and from what they described I got the clear picture.” “What? Was it that serious that people already wrote me off while I did not lose any strength within me? Well they may not be only people that said it because the doctor that handled my case did not understand why I did not lose consciousness despite all that happened. He said, ‘not everyone will survive such attack’. Even the nurse that checked my blood pressure pulse said my pulse was zero yet I was okay.” “That is why I said you should be dead by now after all that happened to you.” I smiled.
Maybe it was like a movie, I trust most people have watched the series 24 where Jack always survived no matter the danger even when he would risk his own life to save others and viewers would think he would be killed yet he survived. Jack did his job well and with total commitment because it was all that mattered to him. He did his work without minding who was involved because, to him, his priority was to stop all forms of terrorist attacks, no matter the method used to stop the attacks, and to save the life of innocent people. Maybe Jack survived because it is a movie that was written to showcase such character trait and, just like in most other movies, the protagonist often wins the antagonist. However, if we decide to leave the imaginations of men and come closer to reality we can still find something similar to that in the movies.
There is a documentary on the life of George Washington which I watched. In the documentary George Washington took up an assignment which was risky. The assignment was that he led two children back to their relative in another town and the roads where not safe. He was ambushed and shot at the heart along the bushy path but luckily he was saved by pieces of coins which he had in his pocket. In fact, if I remember correctly, someone gave him the coin just before the journey.
The Red Indian that led the ambush withdrew in astonishment when he realized that Washington was not injured. He saw something in Washington which he would not explain. Then again in that same documentary, during the American battle of independence, Washington fought in the battle. He had many causalities of war that at a stage American started to lose faith but he did not lose faith. He did not step back. He prayed daily and moved forward despite that it looked like he would fail in the mission. In the battle ground, many bullets pierced his coat and he survived many battles. His enemies could not believe what they saw that was when the Red Indian that once ambushed him prophesied that George would, someday, be the father of a great nation. Truly it was out of this effort and that of other men that fought along side with him that gave birth to USA.
I also remember the story of two religious men that survived the nuclear attacks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was said, no harm was done to them by the nuclear blast and no radiation was found in their system. Scientist, still, cannot explain why their case was different. There are many other cases that one can point as an example of a remarkable survival. I can still remember that on that day, although people I could not make it but I, even, extended a helping hand to a victim that had a minor injury. I wanted to carry him while people thought have fallen. The joy of that day was that it was a day that I was tested because I saw death. Death marveled and cried for help because he could not stand to fight the battle. I knew that I could die in such situation, after all I have a medical knowledge as a medical student, but I did not bother about going to heaven or hell if I die.
The only thing that bothered me was and is still “who would do my work for humanity, if I depart so soon?” I asked that question that day and I got no answer, not that many do not know the work ,but because as many as are waking up now non is equipped and destined to play my part for I must do my work for humanity. I wondered why such a horror would befall me that was when I realized that it was met for me to decide and my inner most desire was made known. But if I survived that day it was because I was not alone. Even the biblical David could not have survived his battle against Goliath. He survived because he was not alone. It was said, that John, the apostle of Jesus Christ, was unharmed in hot oil when they tried to kill him so he was isolated. It is because he was not alone in the hot oil.
No wonder Paul wrote, “We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” therefore if I am alive then it is because of today when humanity will read my more of writings among others. It then follows that for the sake of some men like George Washington God killed death because they were men of destiny and their life was in the hands of God not in the hands of men. People easily call such remarkable survival, “miracle”. God will continue to kill death over and over again for the sake of such men that are destined for a purpose. Yes, because even death has nothing to do with a man that was sent for a purpose.