When I stop and consider, there is a LONG list of those who have left us. The natural order of life--as we get older---this happens--our loved ones and friends begin to leave. I suppose you have noticed---none of us get out of here alive? I am not being grim or morbid---I am just stating the facts. We all have an appointed time on this earth and when our time comes--we are out of here.
Since we do not know the day or the time, I often ask myself at the end of the day---if I do not wake up tomorrow---what is my legacy? What have I done to further the cause of Christ? Will I be missed? What will my loved ones remember about me? Important questions--to my knowledge--we will not know what is said about us in our eulogy or obituary. We may THINK we can control that, but the bottom line is whatever our plans are--they can be changed once we are gone. At that point in time, how we have lived our life will become apparent by what is said by those we leave behind.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life--ever how long or short that may be. Begin today with purposeful intention in living life to the fullest and glorifying Him to the best of your ability. Each and every time another one slips away---take stock and reflect--How am I doing? As surely as the sun rises each morning and sets each night, you will slip away some day also. Do not let it slip up on you--live each day as if it were your last--ALL FOR HIS GOOD GLORY!
"4 "LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away"