Is Death a
Dark Valley or a Rainbow Bridge?
By Norman Vincent Peale
"If a baby not yet born,
still tucked under his mother's heart, could think, he might say to
himself, "This is a great world where I now am. It is warm. I'm taken care
of. I like it." And then someone might say to him, "But you're not going
to stay here. You have to move on. You're going to die out of this place.
You're going into another world." That baby would look upon the process of
birth as if it were death, since it would be the end of the pleasant state
he was in. And he would protest, "I don't want to die, I want to stay
here." What to us is birth, to him is death, and he resists it. But the
day comes when he does die to that life and is born into our world.
to him? He is cradled in loving arms. Everyone that comes near loves him.
He is the king of the world he surveys. Then he begins to grow and he
finds life good. He has some difficulties, but he loves GOD and people
love him. And he loves this world with its seasons, its beauty, its
mysteries and its human companionship.
gets to be an old man and he is told, "You have to die." He protests, "I
don't want to die. I love this world. I like to feel the sun on my face,
and the cool rain. I love the faces of my wife and children. I don't want
to die." But he does die to this world and is born into the next.
Now can you believe that
all of a sudden the character of GOD and the constitution of the universe
are going to be changed so that a person will be born into a place of
gloom and terror, or will be left in a state of nothingness? That is
He will awaken to find
himself young again. Loving faces will greet him; loving hands will touch
him. More beautiful sunlight will surround him; sweeter music will sound
in his ears. All tears will be wiped from his eyes, and he will say, "Why
was I so afraid of death, when, as I now know, it is LIFE?"
When we come to the sad
experience of losing someone you love, cling to this conviction of the
goodness of GOD and believe that your dear one has gone not into darkness,
but into light. So much depends on your point of view! You can think of
death as a DARK VALLEY--or as a RAINBOW BRIDGE between two marvelous
worlds, a bridge that all our departed loved ones have crossed and which
we too, will cross one day to be reunited with them.........
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