I was on the last leg of our journey home from Bratislava yesterday evening. We picked up our car from my daughter’s apartment. I was driving from Belfast. I was driving along Shaws bridge and pulled up at traffic lights.
Brendan turned on the CD player. A CD called Visions from K-tel, a compilation of movie songs was playing. A song called Suicide is Painless started. It was the sound track from a movie called MASH written in 1969.
I couldn’t believe my ears. The words said
That suicide is painless
It brings so many changes
And I can take or leave them if I please
The game of life is hard to play
I’m gonna lose it anyway
The losing card of some delay
So this is all I have to say
Words have power. These words have power.
Just then I turned left after the traffic lights into a busy dual carriageway of traffic that was coming straight for me. I took a wrong turn. Thankfully some angels were protecting us from disaster. The traffic slowed and gave me space to make a quick U turn and escape. I avoided suicide!
I wonder what has been the fruit of the words of this song down through the years since it was written and played? Has many people have come under the power of these words and committed suicide thinking it is painless? The writer, who was a fourteen year old boy, did not know what he was doing. Words have power.
Pain surrounds suicide.
My husband was alerted to pray for a friend many years back. He felt the spirit of suicide come into his car as he drove home. He rebuked the spirit of suicide in Jesus name. He prayed against the spirit of suicide having any influence over his friend.
We later learned that our friend had tried to committed suicide that night by walking into a river.
Next day Brendan went to see him. He has just taken some Gramoxine, a weed killer. A second time he attempted suicide. His daddy was dying in hospital and he was distraught. He was taken to A and E where all the alarm bells went off. The doctors said he would be dead in nine days.
We alerted others to pray for him. God heard our prayers and healed him totally without any side effects. Praise God.
Instead of being passive be careful what you listen to. Words have power for good or evil.
Brendan turned off the CD!