Wednesday, March 18, 2009

You Might Die In The Next Sixty Seconds: Are You Ready?

Psa 103:14 For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. 15 As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; 16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

Heb 9:27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

It was reported today that Natasha Richardson (45 years old), an actress (The Parent Trap and wife of Liam Neeson, mother of their two boys), hit her head in a fall while learning to ski on a bunny hill. An hour later, after getting up and laughing about her fall, she complained of a headache. She was later pronounced brain dead at the hospital. They expect the family will turn off life support machines sometime today.

While I'm not a big fan of the actress, and normally don't report on celebrities, it brought to mind today about how short life is. Moreover, that we can die in the most mundane ways. Man does not know his hour of death, so the question is, where will you be in eternity? Will you go to heaven or Hell, and how do you know? How about your family members? Friends? If you are saved, have you proclaimed the Gospel to them? Or are you silently loving them to Hell?

We do not know God's timing for our lives, but HE is sovereign and is in control of it. He has numbered our days and we will not die one second before hand.

Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

So what are you doing with your life? What does eternity hold for you? For your family members and friends? After death, its too late. Salvation is available while we are among the living. Repent of your sin and unbelief and turn to Christ Jesus alone for forgiveness and salvation.

Heb 3:12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15 As it is said, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."

Psa 90:10 The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. 11 Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you 12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

1 comment:

Baptist Girl said...

I just realized its the same one I posted, just realized. I love grace gems :)