When I am dead - Do it now when i am alive - Mzansi Stories

Tuesday, August 25


When I am dead - Do it now when i am alive


We all going to die! By Elijah Padi

Sooner or later you and I will leave this world. There are some people who don't care about you and I, and some who will not learn anything from us or listen to what we say. There are those who will not take a moment to call us and say " Hi," and yet the very same people will travel 200 km's to bury us when we are dead. They come to bury us so that they can witness that we are truly and really dead. Some of them will come to mark our graves so that they can secretly come back to worship us and call us their ancestors. Some would come back to ask for blessings and expect us to listen to them in our eternal sleep.

The bible in the book of ecclesiastes 9:5-6 says " For the living know that they will die,but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward,and even their name is forgotten. Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun.

The above scripture is clear and straightforward, when we are dead we are finished, we will not take part in anything that happens on earth. WE ARE DONE. So when we are dead, we are of no use to anyone. We cannot help or bless anyone. If I cannot help you while I am here, how will I be able to help you when I am gone? If you cannot love me while I am here, how can I experience your love when I am gone? If you cannot spend your time with me while I am still here, how will I enjoy your presence when I am dead? If you I cannot listen to you while I am still here, how will I hear you when I am gone? Why do you want to cry for me when I am dead, and yet you cannot laugh with me while I am still here? Why do you want to afford me a majestic funeral, and yet you cannot cook a scrumptious meal for me?

Why do you want to wait for my death before you can take me serious? What value will I add in your life when I am dead? I am more valuable only while I am still on earth. Appreciate me while I am still here with you. Spend time with me for as long as it is still called today. Share your love with me while I am still alive, and don't wait for my grave to come.

When I am dead, I am of no use to anyone. Let me help you today while my heart still beats. Let me share my love, kindness, peace, gentleness, and time with you while I am still breathing.

When I am dead, allow me to rest in peace. Don't mourn for me, instead rejoice and celebrate my life. Don't mourn me forever, because you and I are destined to die. Death comes to all men at different times. Instead of crying for me , be happy that I have fulfilled my purpose and lived according to the will of God.

Be still, for when I am dead God is alive. He is always close to a broken-hearted, and he provides refuge for those who seek him. Instead of mourning the dead, seek God and his glory. Live your life to the fullest, for tomorrow is never promised.

When you are reading this now, it means you are alive. The bible says " Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom."

With love: Elijah Padi

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