Pearls of Wisdom
Death is coming, and it’s random
I know that probably isn’t the most uplifting piece of wisdom you’ve ever heard, but it is true! Death is not something we should spend our entire lives thinking about, but it does happen to us all and we need to be prepared for it.
We tend to avoid thinking about it if we can, and otherwise take a herd mentality to cope with it. What I mean is this:
- It won’t happen to me, I’m too young
- It won’t happen to me, I’m fit and healthy
- It won’t happen to me, I’ve got the money to pay for excellent health care
- It won’t happen to me, I’ve got longevity in my genes
- It won’t happen to me, I live in a safe town or neighbourhood
Death is random however. While any one of these factors may reduce the risk of death in your life, the fact is neither money, nor age, nor healthy living can ever stop death from coming to us all sooner or later – and I pray it’s later!
I once heard of a serial killer who seemingly had no profile of victims he attacked. That made him one of the more terrifying examples because no one was safe. If he only targeted young women, then older women and men would feel “safe.”
Each of us must come to terms with our own mortality. Just as each of us have been born, each of us will one day face death.
For the Christian, death holds little fear. When our time comes, we will step out of our earthly bodies and into the presence of the Lord. There we will remain for all eternity.
Whether you are young or old, healthy or sick, rich or poor; you do not know when your time on Earth will be up. Do not gamble with your eternal future. Set it in stone right now by putting your faith in Jesus Christ.
You do this by simply asking Him to be in charge of your life, asking Him to forgive you of the things you’ve done wrong, and by starting to live your life following Him. If you make that choice today, please do get in touch as I would love to celebrate with you and give you some pointers.
Do not put off thinking about death, as unpleasant as it may seem. Life is temporary, but eternity, well, it goes on forever!