Today I found out that another Friend, or acquaintance, or friend, of a friend has died.
He was in a motorcycle accident, went out for an evening drive, and was hit by an on coming vehicle. He wasn't very old, in his early twenties, At what we would call the beginning...
"He had his whole life in front of him"
But did he really? We say that we have so much time to live, to breathe, to love. We do not know when we will be called into eternity. It may be the next moment ,or tomorrow, or in a year... It could even be in thirty years from now, Life is so fragile,and precious.
I'm not sure if Anyone heard of the John and Sadie Esh Family, I had friends who knew them, and I watched their little girl, while the older ones attended the Funeral. Willie's Old room-mates Father past away from a heart attack just a week ago. Now Steve, they were all of different ages... which can only mean one thing, Death is not discriminatory. It will Come to us all, It does not wait until we are old, alone and asleep in our beds, It will come at the moment the Father has given and only then.
The Esh family were at different stages in their lives... One of the couples had just had a baby, and had two adopted sons (The two boys survived). There was an engaged couple, and their friend. Two older sisters that were single and of course the parents. Eleven people that were headed to a joyous occasion- a wedding.
Well they are at the best Wedding to ever take place... The Marriage Supper of The Lamb.
Here is one of their songs they sang. called HOME.
The room-mates Dad was just going about his day... as was Steven. What
The question now is will you be ready to die when death is here?
This is just a reminder, to myself included, to make everyday count for the true meaning of Life, to Serve God with Everything we are made of.
If the man sitting next to you on the train, or the lady next door, or even the child playing down the street were to die today, would you have done everything to show Christ to him?
I didn't ever meet the room-mates Dad or the Esh's And I really didn't know Steven too well, but It has touched many lives around me. To See this has made me see how much we as humans take for granted... the very breath in our lungs is a gift from God and our lives should be the one thing we lay at His feet.
"Lord, Teach us to Count our Days, Teach us to make or Days count"