Makes me so sad when I get a phone call, email or facebook message that someone else is battling for their life. But the truth is that "Life is Life" and it will end for each and every one of us.
Every one of us has a body that will someday fail us---and that someday is not necessarily too far off.
With just recently loosing a sweet sister in the Lord to cancer and then receiving the news last night that a sweet sister in the Lord and friend from my church had called hospice for her husband I was sharply reminded of how desperately I want my life----indeed each and every day of it. Each and every minute of it.
And for me it seems that as I get older the more I look back and the more I think and ponder. Do you do that too? Last night thoughts began to race through my mind....I've recently celebrated another birthday, (and they seem to come quicker); what once used to be my three little girls running around at home are now grown adult women running after my four grandbabies; my oldest grandchild will be turning 11 next month...11!!! That means in two more years she will be a teenager!!!! Where has the time gone? For the most part I am healthy, (oh yes the aches and pains has started) I have a ministry for women that God has graciously given me; a husband of 37 1/2 years that loves me in spite of myself and yet....time is running out!
Now I don't say all that to sound like a Debbie-downer by no means but the truth is my friend....ALL OF OUR TIME ON EARTH IS SHORT! We are only a breath away from death in reality! The only thing that is between us and death is that one little tiny breath.
James 4:14 says, Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
The Lord reminded me last night that what was important was how I live my life and who I live it for. A verse that quickly came to mind for me was Luke 10:42 "But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her".
My friends, when all is said and done in our life there is one thing that can't be taken from us and that is JESUS and our eternal dwelling with Him if we are a child of the Risen King.
May our main focus be on King Jesus. May we focus on the important things in life that make a difference for eternity. Yesterday is gone, today is almost over and tomorrow is not promised. Our time is running out...what are doing to make a difference for Jesus Now...Today...
Time.....Time....Time....What are we doing with our Time........
Photo courtesy of my blogging friend Heather from http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/
Hugs and blessings, Cindy