The following account appeared some time ago in Ann Landers column. It is a heartbreaker, entitled, “King Heroin Is My Shepherd, I Shall Always Want.” These tragic words were part of a twisted rewording of the beloved 23rd Psalm, found in a car with the body of a 23 year-old young woman, near Reidsville, N.C. Her death was ruled a suicide from a hookup with the car’s exhaust pipe. The note read:
“King Heroin is my shepherd, I shall always want.
He maketh me to lie down in the gutters.
“He leadeth me beside the troubled waters.
He destroyeth my soul.
He leadeth me in the paths of wickedness.
“Yea, I shall walk through the valley of poverty
and will fear no evil for thou, Heroin, art with me.
“Thy needle and thy capsule comfort me.
Thou strippest the table of groceries
in the presence of my family.
“Thou robbest my head of reason.
My cup of sorrow runneth over.
“Surely heroin addiction shall stalk me
all the days of my life
and I will dwell in the House of the Damned
Also found in the car with the dead woman was this message: “Jail didn’t cure me. Nor did hospitalization help me for long. The doctor told my family it would have been better, and indeed kinder, if the person who got me hooked on dope had taken a gun and blown my brains out. And I wish to God he had.”
But Does Death End All?
The Bible says: “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.” Revelation 20:13-15
A Way Of Escape
Flee to the Lord Jesus Christ, who said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6. “He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him.” Hebrews 7:25
Come To The Saviour Of Sinners
He will deliver you from the wrath to come. Come just as you are in all your sins, for Jesus said, “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30