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Kiss of Death
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Christina Desforges will never see her 16th birthday, and her family no doubt grieves her loss. But here’s the strange part; she didn’t die in a car accident, or from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This 15 year old Canadian girl lost her life because she kissed her boyfriend. Let me explain.

Christina was allergic to peanuts (many people are), and it seems that her boyfriend had just eaten a peanut butter snack right before he kissed her. She was almost immediately given a shot of Adrenaline, a standard tool for treating the anaphylactic shock brought on by a peanut allergy, officials said.1

They did all that they could do to save her, but it was too late. Even though her boyfriend would have never considered hurting Christina, his kiss was the kiss of death. How incredibly sad; that something so seemingly innocent could bring about such a tragic end to a young life.

A Way That Seems Right

I was reminded of a verse in the Bible when I read this painful story.

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 14:12

In other words, there are some things in this life that appear to be all right, but they can lead to death; not only physically, but spiritually as well. You see the evil one’s intention is to hurt as many people as possible. This hate-filled plan warrants our consideration because it’s the devil’s goal to ultimately dull our senses to the little things that can hurt us. It’s a life and death issue, but the tempter hopes we won’t pay any attention to it.

Everyday of our lives we’re presented with options; who we hang out with, what we watch on television, what music we listen to, and a myriad of other available choices. These all come into play with who we are and the avenues in life that we will choose to travel.Some of these things seem innocent and perhaps are, but others have the potential to lead us down a road to eventual destruction. Let’s be careful about the choices that we make, and stay connected to the One who can help us. It’s the only sure way to avoid the kiss of death.

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