and never guaranteed… I got another text today of a friend’s passing from a motorcycle accident yesterday and at first I’ll be honest thought for sure it wasn’t true… it couldn’t be..this was Chris- my brother in Christ, my almost Birthday Buddy (March 11th) a Disney Day going, laughter filled friend who brought me a copy of the Special Edition Beauty & the Beast when it came out just because he knew I liked it so much… and just like that… he’s gone.
How many decisions a day do I make that could cost me my life? Every time I look at my phone in my car, every time I speed, do I take life for granted so much so that I forget how swiftly life can change? I’m still in shock. My brain can’t fully process the pain because it’s still secretly hoping this is a really messed up April Fool’s joke and tomorrow we will wake up and everything will be fine.
Death is hard- we wonder if we would have chosen differently to make that phone call- to plan that movie night- to let them know we cared- but death doesn’t have certain ages- it comes sometimes when we least expect it. I know Chris is in heaven and I’ll see him again- my prayer is for you reading this that if you don’t know Christ as your personal Savior that you would believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved- we’re never promised tomorrow but today we can choose to follow Jesus.
Deuteronomy 30:19~ “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live”
It has been a heavy few weeks and yet in the midst of sorrow there has been the hope of heaven with both of these precious people who have died. I know where I’m going when I die. Do you?