Death: To Hell With You!

Her husband was Allan
Her daughter was Cassie
Her name is Jennifer
Cassie died maybe two and a half years ago—Death snatched
her in a head-on crash.
Alan died maybe a year and a half ago—Death took its own sweet time dragging him off—cancer of the esophagus.
Jennifer…….. (confirmed  day before yesterday, stage 4)
One of God’s glorious daughters.

Revelation 20:14
John 11:25-26

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About Jim McGuiggan

Jim McGuiggan was Ethel's husband for fifty-three years. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Ethel went to be with Christ on Easter Sunday, 2009 at the close of a gallant life. He has written some books including: Celebrating the Wrath of God; Heading Home with God; Life on the Ash Heap; Jesus: Hero of Thy Soul; The God of the Towel, The Scarlet Letter; and The Dragon Slayer.

5 thoughts on “Death: To Hell With You!

    1. Jim McGuiggan Post author

      You’ll not know how it can be but my ignorance knows no limits. I just today hit your link and found your work. Read some and am very glad I did! Thank you. Maybe I did look a long time ago. My memory is slipping more and more. The medical word’s in: stage 4.


      1. hiscovenantchild

        Hi Jim, you had mentioned in the original post that Jennifer had been confirmed “stage 4.” But, I’ve been contemplating your last comment to me in which you again refer to a “stage 4” and just wondering if that is a reference to Jennifer, or to you as well? I’ve been through cancer myself, not easy… and I’ve lost several precious loved ones to cancer. While it can be a bit scary at moments (okay, VERY scary), I’ve discovered that I’ve never walked closer with my Lord than I have in the midst of those beautiful/frightening moments!


      2. Jim McGuiggan Post author

        The cancer remarks were all about Jennifer, HCC. Yes, down the years I’ve come across lots of people like you who by His grace were driven and by His grace were drawn to a closer sense of His presence. Like you they found Psalm 124 to be more than [not less than] a holy text in Holy Scripture. It became an experience, an experience of faith-filled awareness and a record of God’s action in their lives. I have to say that the presence of cancer in the human experience is tragic, tragic for many reasons but there are worse things that physical cancer. Perhaps someone who is now dying in anguish from the awful malady who will think that’s easy for me to say since currently my physical health is good. I’d hate them to think I’m being dismissive of the agony or any of the related grievous family troubles. Years ago I baptized my eldest sister into the Lord Jesus and ‘watched’ cancer eating her until physically she was no more than a bag of tormented skin and bone. But people are more that what we see and a faith-filled response to God carries a gospel-filled message that God is the Lord of cancer. I’m glad that you and a great host like you have experienced His nearer presence during the experience of you spoke. I’d swap my good health for their enriched faith. I suppose that’s an empty remark—and yet…
        God bless us all and deliver us from all kinds of maladies according to their nature and our need. This He will do, for He has promised!


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