Welcome to the first "Weekly Blessing" of October! Did you miss me? I'm actually trying to put titles along with the posts now!
This week's inspiration came from a short article that I read this morning, actually.
The article came from OMG Facts and discussed George Eastman, inventor of the Kodak camera. Shockingly the man committed suicide. His reasoning? "My work is done. Why wait?"
This short article made me think spiritually. As a Christian, I do not believe in suicide at all. I believe that suicide is like putting yourself in God's position and interfering with His ultimate plan for your life. It saddens me to see someone so burdened that they feel the need to bring permanent harm to themselves; it really does break my heart. However, this is not the main purpose of this post and, since this topic is extremely controversial, I will leave my opinions at that and allow you guys to make your own decisions. Got Questions and Christianity Today have interesting pieces on suicide if you're interested in deeper reading.
The second thing I considered was Mr. Eastman's own beliefs. When looking into his background, I discovered that he was a non-believer. This was saddening because...well, as a Christian we all know why(Matthew 7:21-23, 2 Corinthians 4:4, John 3:16, Psalm 14:1).
And lastly, I considered the fact that he felt as if his work was done. How could he be so sure? This man invented the Kodak camera and basically pioneered the amateur photography, not to mention the fact that he had the one of largest companies in U.S. history. All of those major accomplishments, yet he felt there was no more left for him to do?
It's important that we never take our days God has given us for granted. God has a plan and a purpose for everything that happens to us. It is our job to live for Him and to try to maneuver through this life as best as we can. Yes, times will get hard and we will hate that we have to deal with the world around us, but we have to keep in mind that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that we have something greater waiting for us in the skies.
“Still, if you set your heart on God