We’re Dying

In Perspective on April 29, 2011 by The Spillover

I know someone who’s dying right now. Each day she wakes up, she faces the prospect of the end of her life and wonders if she’ll be alive the next day.

I mourn for her, and her husband, and their child.

I can’t help but think…

What if I start tomorrow like any other day and by the end of the day I find out I’ve only got months left to live?  What if that happened to me?

How precious would I consider each hour of each day? How much more urgent would I be concerning the important things in life? How would I prioritize my tasks, knowing that anything and everything I’m ever going to say or do will need to be said or done in the next few months?

The reality is that we’re in the same boat as her. We’re all dying. Whether you or I are alive next week or next month, we cannot say for certain.

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. –James 4:14

The only thing we do know about our own death is that we’re marching toward it.

Today – right now – we’re writing our story. Today might be the last day we have to preach the gospel with our lives and with our words.

And when the day comes that we find ourselves standing before the throne of the almighty Creator of the universe, the only accomplishments of ours that will matter will be the works we have carried out in His name, for His glory.

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