Suicide – A cry of a nation

They try and explain suicide as an expression to socio-economics when in fact money has nothing to do with hopelessness. Why then do the young die instead? Economics cannot explain the lost or the broken. Poverty cannot be blamed for every problem because why then do the rich also fall victim.

Suicide is but a mere strategy to end the dreams of a chosen generation. So lies get put in ours ears about how hopeless and useless we are. How unloved and rejected we have become.

No social standard can be blamed for a child pulling the trigger on himself or a girl never wanting to wake up. The realisation of an enemy far greater than a government or dictator must be blamed for.

What makes one so desperate to leave is an even greater desperation to be welcomed in and accepted. Stop blaming social standards for a heart condition of a nation. Money cannot change the issue of rejection.

Driving past a school and reading the news headlines “Highest suicide rate in country”. Surely something is wrong with this. When people get treated like statistics and our hearts do not bleed or our stomachs dont vomit up something because it just is not right. I could have been one of those statistics. You could have been part of that headline or someone we know.

Truth is, suicide comes from fear. A deep rooted fear. A fear that grips our youth to such an extreme that they would take a road less travelled and leave us with the hard road of knowing we should have done something.

I will never forget when a friend of mine threw herself off a bridge. A city was in shock when a young woman, a teacher, a loving christian threw herself into deaths arms. What would possess someone to drive out to a bridge and throw themselves down. We all thought how did this happen. She was adopted when she was younger. Her adopted family loved her but she could not understand why her biological parents would give her away. Her identity was lost or trapped in a thought of a missing father or missing mother.

We have to be more than a fatherless generation. We have to want more for future generations and it starts with us becoming more aware of a hurting society than just being self-centred, materialistic and closed up individuals. There has to come a love out of us that comes against this. We cannot let poverty be blamed for a fatherless genration. It starts with us. Male and female. It starts with us. So listen for the cry of a broken soul, and keep watch for an isolated person. You could be their saving grace. Your love could change their world.

Luke 1:17

And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of
the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the
righteous–to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”


~ by shannonbhana on October 12, 2012.

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