Sudden Deaths. Three people I knew have died suddenly this year. Two were 51 years old, one was only 28. One day they were alive and well, the next day, gone. As just 1 person in a big world, my experience is reflected a 1000 times over around the globe. People meeting death and their Creator in the blink of an eye.
None of us can make sense of death, except that it’s something we all, ultimately, must face. But we usually think we’ll have some preparation for it, time to contemplate our beliefs, settle our affairs, say some last meaningful words to our loved ones… Yet, that’s not really what plays out for everyone.
So, in the face of our frail brevity, I encourage the breathing, my dear friends and family, to take Today seriously. Today is all we have.
Love one another. Be kind, compassionate, forgive, show mercy, share your blessings with the poor.
And most importantly, please don’t neglect what Christ has done for you. Believe and receive His gift of Grace. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3”16
Reflect and turn to “God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.” I Timothy 2:4-6
If I had but one day, this is the most important thing I could pass on. This life is brief, and, eternity is, well…forever :-)
So, today, choose your eternity, by choosing Christ.
Today, choose life.
Because I love all of you…