Last weekend i went to buried my father in law who passed away almost a month ago in his home town, approximately 195 km from the city. Perhaps, The physical death, is the separation of the Spirit from the mortal body; Luke 16:22″ the beggar died, and was carried away by angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.” The trip was not smooth because of the quality of the roads, they are untied for 60 km and less than four (4) meters wide, we are in the highlands area (1200 m for the sea level); the journey lasted five (5) hours, added to the facts that the licensed driver are most of them native of that area and their cars ( or buses) are in bad shape, they have to be pampered (foods & drinks, cover girls) above the expensive transport fee to avoid unnecessary stress within the journey. The drivers-owners are school dropped out who believed purchasing a car is a great achievement in a mist of poverty striking families; Luke 12:15 ” beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man’s life doesn’t consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses.” Therefore is a favor for them to drop a potential traveler because of the inaccessibility of the area.
However, what i wanted to share with you is the culture of burial in the village for the natives who lived , worked and died in the city.The natives of this area especially BABIMBI tribe, believed to be buried in is home town is for great value of traditional decency & despite the fact the whole logistic is unbearable for a common man; Deuteronomy 31:8 ” Yahweh himself is who goes before you. He will be with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be discourage. “ When someone glancing through the car’s glasses the most familiar scene is the graves yard (at least two) in front of the houses.When a garden is cut off, they are various explanations:
- the house’s inhabitants are worthy adults with environment protection consciousness;
- they have been a fresh recent burial in the compound, it is a spillover;
It is good to know that any construction project there is assimilated to a sound provision for a successful funeral; John 11:25 ” Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life…”That means the house is often used to accommodate people attending relatives burial; after, the house is not used because nobody stayed there; Matthew 22:32 “…God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” Somehow, worthy families to solve this emptiness issue, often hide foreign stewards to take care of the house.