Our Readers' Opinions
February 7, 2017
Condolences to families of students who died in Barbados car crash

Editor: Death comes in many forms and it is something no one can get accustomed to. My sincerest condolences to the families and friends of the three young Vincentian students who lost their lives tragically in an accident in Barbados and a speedy recovery to the two survivors.

In recent times, we have been hearing of sudden deaths, both through accidents or murders. When these occur, it is hard to deal with. Sometimes we wonder why. But let us be reminded that God always knows best. He can turn the negatives into positives and the pains into rejoicing. Let us trust him.

It is also a reminder of what the Bible says in Hebrews 9: 27: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement.” Therefore as a people, we ought to be prepared for such an appointment which comes to many and I dare say for some they were unprepared.

It is sad that we have not been paying much attention to spiritual things; rather we have become a people who enjoys partying, gossiping and a lifestyle with many sexual partners. We live as though our life is our own and not concerned about our appointment with death.

Just about a week or so ago, the Bible was being read for the entire day and for several days. This is indeed commendable. Unfortunately, this never made the headlines on the regular social media that are so often eager to post negative information. Hats off to those who give of their time to such an effort.

Also commendable is the Ministry of Education, which started off the school term with a church service. Let us hope, as a nation, that the fear of God will return. Let us also pray that our nation seeks God more often. Let us continue to pray for those who have lost loved ones tragically. It is not time for blaming and criticizing. God bless us all.

Kennard King