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The Time Draws Nearer

Time for the release of The Advance draws closer and closer. As I sat at my computer, I decided to share why I wrote The Advance.

Why I wanted to tell this story
Before my Mom went home to be with the Lord, she told us on several occasions she did not want a funeral. If we wanted to honor her, do it while she was alive. She insisted she wanted to smell her flowers while she was alive. Not just smell the flowers, but she did not want anyone looking up her nose while she lay flat and could not do anything about it.
My father was not quite as dramatic about anyone looking at him and he could do nothing about it. He had a more reasonable reason for not wanting a funeral with a body. He always tried to help somebody thru his travels in life. He wanted science to use his body for research. His feelings were, young doctors needed to practice on something besides artificial parts. They needed to practice on the real thing. In that way they could become better doctors and it would be beneficial to future generations.
They both had memorials and there was nothing either one could do about that. My father was a minister and there were many ministers who wanted to say good-bye to my father. Also, the family needed some type of closer. I too have given my body to science. The ones to make decision about what to do with my remains after the company has gotten everything they need, will make that decision later when the times comes
Others have done what to them seem just as noble. They have signed up by way of their driver’s license to be organ donors I can agree with anything that helps the human race live a better existence. Some people have the mindset; they don’t want to go into heaven with anything missing. These people need to read their Bible again. We will have glorified bodies. We will have no need for the bodies we have now.
At my father’s Memorial, I started thinking. What if something went wrong? Of course, in the story I wrote, nothing really goes wrong legally, however, the way the characters inter act with one another presents a problem that could put the entire business in jeopardy. Sometimes greed of a few, cast a sour light on the whole business. Because of a prayerful man, the schemes of the wicked failed.
There are times the wicked seem to prosper. Those are the times, unrighteous men want to give up and give in. In some cases the wicked make it appear they are right and the godly man is wrong. Instead of giving up, the righteous should let this be a time to draw closer to God. In The Advance, circumstances challenge Joe’ integrity. He could have easily said:
This does not concern me. I will pretend I don’t know this. I will let whatever will be, be.
Nonetheless, because he was a man of integrity, he shared his knowledge at the right time. Because Joe was a godly man, he did not remain silent. Sometimes if we share something right at the wrong time it can be disastrous. Wait on the Lord. Again I say wait! You will mount up as an eagle. With two wings you shall fly. Wait! Again, I say wait!