Its All In The Name Of Love

TranquilpenStarred Page By Tranquilpen, 14th Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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When Christmas is past and also New Year, there are many who have celebrated way too much and even too uproariously and January mostly brings a sad and dark aftermath, the trauma of which, often lingers for years in the lives of the survivors.

Liquor Store Record-Breaking Sales

Now reality steps in and people come face to face with the demons created by over indulgence and over spending as in one way or the another, the debts must now be settled. Many kinds of debt cannot be settled by the writing of a check, debts like a conscience or regrets for having allowed a drunken person to get behind the wheel of a car which crashed, resulting in death or disability.

The business world in general and the liquor stores in particular have yet again broken new records as far as sales were concerned. Now they start collecting their outstanding accounts and many summonses will have to be issued before the public will be able to pay for their frenzied celebrations.

Maimed Bodies Have To Be Put Together Again

The garages work overtime and at tremendous expense to bring damaged vehicles back on the road again and insurance companies do the same, to pay the cost or to prove that they don’t have to pay.

In hospitals doctors and nursing staff devote valuable time to save unnecessarily maimed bodies and make people of what is left of them again-valuable time which they could otherwise have devoted to unavoidable illnesses.

In the seclusion of their homes, thousands of sad people struggle - some innocent, others guilty of carelessness-to build a new life for themselves, without wife or husband or children or parents.

Listening to a local radio station yesterday, I was touched, by a very sad tale of a young woman dying as a result of just such a road accident, which happened a few days earlier. The person telling the story was a truck driver who was traveling along a national highway in the South African Cape Province. The schools were re-opening soon and holidaymakers were anxious to get home.

He was on a particularly busy stretch of road in the Karoo, when a car had appeared in his rear view mirror, the car had been irritably weaving in and out of the lane, flashing it's lights, signalling him, to pull off the road and allow it to pass. As soon as it was safe to do so, he pulled over. In spite of the truck driver's own annoyance.with the impatient car, he noticed that the driver, was a young woman, who had almost apologetically turned towards him with a smile and a waive as she sped past him, disappearing from view.

Sadly We Don't Always Make It

He had just reached the summit of the same hill, when he was flagged down for assistance by two pedestrians clutching umbrellas, as it was raining hard on this side of the hill, the apparent cause of the car having spun out of control and overturning. When his truck stopped, he noticed that the crumpled wreckage was that of the same car which had passed him only moments earlier. He got out and walked over to where a blood soaked female figure was lying on the ground at the side of the road. He immediately recognized her as the young woman who had waived to him as she passed his truck.

Kneeling down next to her, he could see that she was in a bad way. He made a hurried call to the medical emergency helicopter service and attempted to make her as comfortable as possible. Through her bad facial injuries, she managed to speak: “I remember passing your truck just now, I am so sorry about my impatience, please forgive me.” He told her not to worry and that she should rather save her strength. She replied, saying:”I know that I am dying and will not make it, could you please fetch the Bible from my purse inside the car?”

A Prayer Before Dying

He immediately rushed over to her car and found her purse. “Would you please read for me?” Noticing, that she was now rapidly deteriorating, he randomly flipped it open and it had opened at the very familiar Psalm 23 which he proceeded to read to her. Glancing upward, he was suddenly aware of the two pedestrians standing in a small circle around them, shielding them from the rain. Finishing the text, he said a short prayer, noticing that the pedestrians were also in deep prayer as well. As he ended the prayer, with the Amen, she smiled faintly and died.

In the seclusion of their inner sanctums, thousands of sad people struggle-some innocent others guilty of carelessness- to build a new life for themselves, without wife or husband or children or parents. And all this to celebrate the birth of an innocent holy baby, who came to preach love for His fellow-man

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Accidents, Celebrations, Christmas, Death, Dying, Emergency Rescue, Festivities, First Aid, Happiness, New Year, Sadness

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author avatar Tranquilpen
As Andre' Hartslief, I strongly believe, that In life, there are no justified resentments.”We the old legends will become relics and fade away, while new giants emerge in our world of sobering truths.

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author avatar M G Singh
14th Jan 2013 (#)

Very touching. Voted up

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Jan 2013 (#)

Despite the clear dangers many tempt fate time and time again. Very poignant, TP - siva

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author avatar Tranquilpen
1st Feb 2013 (#)

Thanks for your positive comment

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author avatar writestuff
14th Jan 2013 (#)

Congratulations on your star. It was well earned. Thanks for the sobering thoughts.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
1st Feb 2013 (#)

I would be elated if one life could be saved by the contents of this article. Thankyou.

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author avatar johnbee
16th Jan 2013 (#)

Bottom line. Always be ready to meet the LORD. You never know when your day is coming.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
1st Feb 2013 (#)

Amen

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author avatar Retired
18th Jan 2013 (#)

Bravo on the star, TP!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
1st Feb 2013 (#)

Thank you RDN most welcome comments

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author avatar Songbird B
13th Feb 2013 (#)

This happens all too often sadly Andre'. Why people think they can still drive after drinking always amazes me. One bad judgement is all it takes..A sobering reflective article dear friend..

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