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When a young man dies …

by on Feb.26, 2009, under True Christianity

A couple of years ago my family and I were reunited with an old friend and his family for the sad purpose of burying their son.  His long fight with Muscular Dystrophy is now over.  The burden of knowing his life would be shorter than most finished.  The pain for his family and friends, deep.

Sometimes it doesn’t seem fair, but God was there through it all, for anyone that would look for Him … unfortunately, few did.  So few that God was barely mentioned in the eulogy, as the life of this young man was remembered.

To my shock and disappointment, apparently this young man had not become a Christian.  Neither mom or dad had done the necessary teaching of their own son in the spiritual realm to bring him into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.  And they were professing “Christians” when we moved away 8 years prior.  Their own flesh and blood.

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;

One must ask, “Why not?”  I believe they were so busy with their lives, their divorce (more on that some other time), remarriage, and themselves that time was not given to their son.  Even knowing his life was going to be cut short did not raise the urgency to teach him the gospel.  Their self focus crowded him out.

So very sad for all of us.

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