Monday, November 3, 2014

Death with Dignity

There is a lot on the news and facebook right now about dying with dignity and I figured I would write my views and opinions about it. You may not agree with what I have to say on here but if you wish to comment please be nice.

I was away over the weekend and came home to see that Brittany Maynard had ended her own life because she had a stage 4 brain tumor. She had ended her life via pills on Saturday with her husband and mother by her side.

Now the reason I believe this is wrong is because I believe in doing this you are taking your life out of God's hands and saying "this is my life, my body and may do as I please with it" , and in a sense you are telling God you know better  than him when it is your time to go. He created us and knows better than anyone what we can handle in life and if he sees that you can handle cancer he will give you the courage, grace, and strength you need to get through it every step of the way.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
You may say that I have no experience in this area. No, I haven't experienced it first hand ,but I have had 3 aunts and an uncle that went through cancer and no it wasn't painless and nothing in life will ever be ,but they had God to lean on every step of the way and I believe that the reward of Heaven makes all the pain and suffering so worth it. To be able to see and live with Jesus every day makes every step and trial here on earth worth it all!!!

And you if you do choose the route to end your life you may never know in what way God could have used you later on in your days on this earth ,because God has a plan and a purpose for each one of us on this earth and he desires greatly to have each one in Heaven with him.

There is a lot more I could say on this subject but I think I will leave it there for now but I may touch on it more later.
~Rose Mary