The moment after a zero line on the ECG
That’s it, over. A coroner picks up a deceased patient from the Hospital Diospi Suyana. The journey to the cemetery lasts 5 minutes. The staff in the town hall perform the necessary tasks quickly and conscientiously. What remains is the sadness of the relatives who cannot fathom the death of their loved one; a thing they had not even an inkling of ten days before.
A few days ago the director of a state hospital asked me: “So you believe in eternal life?” I nodded: “The eternal life that Jesus Christ talks about is the only hope for me, for every Covid-patient and indeed for every human being!” My concise answer not only describes my creed, but is also Diospi Suyana’s foundation.
Millions of Christians pray Sunday for Sunday: “… I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the dead and the life everlasting. Amen.”
One can recite countless prayers without believing their contents. As for me I have great understanding for doubters who, as naturalists, simply cannot believe in an eternal life in God’s presence. I would feel exactly the same way had I not experienced for myself God’s credibility and reality countless times.
In the moment that I put my trust in God and seek him earnestly I start making experiences in a totally new dimension. And at the end of my life I can “know” that he, who has carried me through all of my years, waits for me on the other side of the curtain. God. /KDJ
A further excerpt from the book “Walking on the water”:
… in such a case the zero line on the ECG is a step into a dark nothing. What a terrible thought. You may interject that human fate looks like that. Each of us has to say his/her final farewell, be it on a white pillow, on an operating table or on a dirty street. Then our identity is eradicated and we joins the realms of those humanity forgets. Fortunately, I know that this is not true.
… My schedule really did not allow me this quick trip to South Germany. But somehow I was able to find a small time slot so that I could spend 30 minutes with her. For that I was prepared to race along the autobahn for two hours, accelerator pressed right down. A few months beforehand I had met the young lawyer at a talk and learnt a little about her past…