Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Truth

Truth - a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like

This is the definition of truth from the dictionary. So, truth is an indisputable fact.

I think it is odd that my last post was taken so out of context. I NEVER once said I was ever offended by others referring to my children as "angels". I believe angels are beautiful hopeful creatures created for a wonderful purpose. What I am having a hard time with is why people are so very offended that I chose to share the TRUTH about angels on this blog.

Most of the posts speaking of the hurt my words caused said that people use the term to soften the blow and to comfort me. The funny thing is that while I know they are well meaning and I do honestly take it just as that, it isn't true. So why should something that isn't true make me feel better? I am not speaking of someone who says figuratively "aww what an angel" or "look at that sweet angel baby" I am speaking of when people say "at least your sons are angels in Heaven." I am NOT offended by it I will say that again. I know people mean well and I am so blessed that so many people care for our family and want to share our hurt. I was just sharing the truth.

As a society we have become so accustomed to just accepting something because it makes us feel warm and fuzzy. I have said before, there are no words that can take away the sting of death. Nothing can make it feel better. It means more just when someone says I am so sorry for your loss or I love you or I am praying for you. I am ok with the fact that several of you are upset that I posted this because quite frankly I felt led to shed some light on the topic. I put myself out there and I guess this is what I asked for. I don't want people to try to fix me, I just want to feel loved and not alone.

Truth is not relative. If it is true it is true. Just because it would make me feel better that one dollar in my bank account plus one dollar would equal 50, that doesn't make it true. It is not offensive, just a little misguided. I believe there will be people who learn a Biblical truth from this post and there will be some who are also offended. I guess I am going to have to be okay with that. It is my blog and God wants us to live in the light even when it isn't easy or comfy.

I never in any way meant to hurt anyone who may have said those things to me...in fact it has been said so many times I wouldn't even remember. I just wanted to set the record straight about what I believe about where my sons are. I don't believe they are angels but I do believe they are among them. I believe they are at the right hand of our Lord himself and if anything brings comfort it is that, and that is truth.

The truth is that if you accept Christ as your savior and believe he died on the cross to save us from our sins that we will live eternally with him in Heaven. That is what I know. And that is about the most comforting truth I know.

In short I am very sorry if I hurt any feelings by this post. That was never my intent and I covet each and every one of your prayers and well wishes. I know with all of my heart that these words that have been spoken to me so often are meant with the best of intentions and maybe you don't really believe that people become angels, this post was simply to give those who do something to think about. I just thought it would be doing everyone more justice by sharing the truth. This is my blog and I believe God's word is the truth and I intend to share it. I cannot apologize for that. I was not lashing out, complaining or putting anyone down. I was merely stating a biblical fact that is often misrepresented.

10 comments:

Suzie said...

AMEN! I love the truth.

Erin said...

I totally agree with you! People have said things before to me about Isaac being an angel and I never bothered to tell them the truth. Thanks for having the courage to share God's truth. I am sorry that several people took it the wrong way and made hurtful remarks. Sometimes God's truth is offensive to an unbeliever. I hope you enjoy your getaway with the other ladies later this month!

Anonymous said...

Wow Kristy, I just went back and read some of the comments people left you on "Angels". Harsh!

My wise old mother always said, if I was offended that's what I have taken up. Only I can chose to be offended, no one can "make" me. Some people have chosen to be offended, but they are being offended by the TRUTH. You didn't write anything that is not explicit in the Bible, and you wrote that offense was not your intent.
People can tell themselves all kinds of things to comfort themselves, but that doesn't make it true!
Carry on sister! Love,MELANIE

Cindy Ring said...

Since my mom has died I have also heard the same things about angels, and though I know it is not true, I would just smile. I was always afraid to tell people the truth. Thank you for putting it out there. Your strength encourages me!
Thank you!

Christa said...

I totally agree with everything you say. I would not put too much stock in people who will not state their identity anyway. :)

Carlton and Aimee Weathers said...

Amen, Amen, Amen. Thank you for taking a stand on the truth of God's word.

Kathryn said...

Bless you. You are so strong and so confident and I admire your willingness to denounce the world views and "reality" for what is the real TRUTH!

I pray for you and your family every day. God is doing extraordinary things through you Kristy. You certainly keep my heart stirred. Keep it up.

David, Ashley and Noah said...

"As a society we have become so accustomed to just accepting something because it makes us feel warm and fuzzy."

That is SOOO true! While its nice to feel "warm and fuzzy", I would much rather know the TRUTH, and feel a sting.

Don't be discouraged. I think you're doing great things with this blog, and I'm so refreshed and "feel warm and fuzzy" (LOL) when I read it. You're an amazing woman of God. Keep on writing what you feel lead to write!

The VW's said...

"Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

The truth is THE ONLY WAY! Great job sticking up for the truth! Like I've said before, God is using you!

Thank you for putting yourself out there! You are a strong and faithful lady! I continue to keep you in my prayers! God Bless You!!

Anonymous said...

I am just confused by the word truth. Is your truth my truth? What if I do not believe in Christ and say I am speaking truth. Besides the bible (which was written by men YEARS after Christ died, what facts, hard facts do you have to say YOUR belief statement is the truth, mine is wrong? Just curious, not trying to offend at all. It is a hard one for me to get my head around. I too have lost 2 babies so understand the pain. Thanks for your time.