Friday, July 15, 2005

Be Prepared: Death Will Surely Come

We must be prepared all the time - for death, that is. It's coming, and nothing will stop it, short of the Lord's return.

Today, a friend's husband died, after a bout with lung cancer. He hasn't been sick very long, and was taking chemotherapy treatments. But, to complicate things, he also had emphysema. And, that, in itself, made breathing very hard.

But, when you met this man, you never saw a 'sickly man', other than in body. He never complained, was such a soft spoken person and a very kind and loving man. He will definitely be missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, and also by all the people who knew him by his kindness.

But, even in death, he has won the victory! Being a child of the King, we do not have to worry about where he is tonight.

In this world, our days seem to pass so quickly, as we grow older. Years roll by without our noticing. It's most important that we stay in touch with the one who knows us better than we do ourselves. And, when we reach the end of our time, as our friend did today, we don't have to worry about what is coming. For God has promised us eternal life, when we follow His ways.

1 Corinthians 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.