Do you know how the great composer Tchaikovsky died?
According to one reliable source, the end of Tchaikovsky’s life is said to have occurred four days after one of his symphonies received an unfavorable reception in St. Petersburg. The great composer, despondent some said, already feeling ill according to others, deliberately drank a glass of unboiled water in the middle of a cholera epidemic.
His friends who witnessed this were appalled. Tchaikovsky told them that he was less afraid of cholera than other illnesses. Cholera, however, did not share his opinion and it soon finished him off.
How sad. How tragic. How utterly criminal. One of the world’s leading composers snuffed out by such a fatalistic act.
And yet there are people everywhere who are slowly killing themselves because they have grown hopeless about their lives and the world around them. They may not drink unboiled water but they are killing themselves nonetheless, believing what others are telling them which is not the truth. Unhealthy lifestyles, senseless risk taking, oppressive stress, and all because they have lost hope.
HOPE is the little voice you hear whisper “Maybe” when it seems the whole world is shouting “NO!”
When was the last time YOU heard the little voice whisper, “Maybe!”? What new road did “Maybe!” lead YOU down?
HOPE IS THE WORD THAT GOD HAS WRITTEN ON THE BROW OF EVERY MAN AND EVERY WOMAN!