Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Who's In Charge?
I read a disturbing article on people.com about a 29yr old woman with brain cancer who has moved to Oregon specifically to end her life through legally doctor prescribed drugs. The sugar coated term for this is 'dying with dignity.'
I'm not here to judge her, but rather to express my opposition to the idea of taking charge of your own death. It is one thing to not choose medical intervention and let life run its course, but to take life ending drugs is a form of suicide. Since God formed us in the womb and gave us life at conception, who then gave us the shift in power to end His plan for us?
Our lives have both impact and influence on others and our feeling comfortable is not always a priority of God's plan. There are MANY things I would have chosen not to endure, but that wasn't within my realm of options. 'Those who sow in tears will reap in joy of songs.'
People often say 'if I just had 5 more minutes or 1 more day with them' but yet people want to legalize cutting short what days God had numbered for them. As for myself, God will take me home when He sees fit and He will sustain me until that time.