This Monday I recieved word that a friend of mine, Daniel Ewing was in the hospital in serious condition. He had had major complications during a heart surgery to repair a hole in his heart that he had had since birth. Today, he died and his soul is with God. He was only a few years older than I am.
I don’t want to morbid but God used Daniel’s death to remind me of my own mortality. This earth goes around each day, and each day people die. One day, you and I won’t be making it to tomorrow. Then all the time we spent on TV, games, and self won’t make one bit of difference.
I know that we all need time to recharge, time to unwind; but in the light of eternity that time is probably less than we think. Time is short. We don’t have as much time as we think. Daniel’s e-mail before the surgery indicated the surgery was needed but not immediately, and it was serious but routine. He never woke up from it.
The time he spent with his kids was the most important thing to them right now. The special times with his wife were the most important to her now. The time he spent for God is the most important thing to him right now. So what is really most important to you now.
Just something to think about, before you slip the bonds of earth to touch the face of God.