I believe there are three things that can lessen the pain of suffering. They are:
- The presence of God
- Knowing when our suffering will end and
- Knowing our suffering has meaning and purpose
I wonder if you would agree…
I didn’t read that in some book. I learned it the hard way, by life experience – which, I happen to think, is also the best way to learn anything worth knowing.
I want to talk to you about golden buzzer moments. If you’ve ever watched TV talent shows like “Britain’s Got Talent” or “America’s Got Talent” you know what golden buzzer moments are and why they happen. If you haven’t, let me explain:
Each judge on the panel is allowed to hit the golden buzzer only once during the audition phase of the show. They do so if and when a contestant’s audition is so moving, so incredible that a judge decides the contestant deserves to be fast-forwarded to a spot in the live show. In essence, the golden buzzer is a giant override when a vote against you could spell the end of the dream.
When you were found guilty on all counts I was not surprised. When you were given the death penalty I was not surprised. Nor was I afraid. These things happened, like all else that has happened and is happening to you, in accordance with the will of the Heavenly Father who is guiding your steps, though you may not know this as of yet.
One day, the heavenly hand will come down, the golden buzzer will be pressed for you and all votes against you will be overridden. I am certain of that.
Where I will be when that happens is less certain. But know this Jahar, I will not turn from speaking out on your behalf, no matter who criticizes, mocks, threatens or abandons me for doing so.
Someone once said “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
So I say “Here’s to being crazy enough.”
In the meantime Jahar, I ask you to do two things for me: one, keep breathing and two, stay alive. If you can do that, God will take care of the rest.
As before, I write as a friend.
“Think of me as a fellow-patient in the same hospital who, having been admitted a little earlier, could give some advice.” C.S. Lewis
Until I think of something else to say, I wish you peace, Jahar.