Why do bad things happen? This is an age old question.
One of my good friends was robbed last week. They took everything and they beat him badly. He had to be taken to hospital. Another man in my church went missing and after a few days was found murdered in his car. We live in a broken world. All these things got me thinking about this precious gift that God has given us called life. Life is precious and something that should not be taken for granted. I also got to think, did the man accomplish all that he was meant to accomplish? What were his last thoughts? It is hard when a life is snuffed out. I read a quote a few days earlier which hit me but more so now because of what happened.
It says, “When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die”. Jim Elliot
We need to think about what we are doing in the scope of eternity. Is what we are doing making a difference for eternity? If we were told we would die today would we be in regret over the things still to be done?
I want my life to count. I want to die knowing I have done all God has called me to do. What about you?
We live in a broken world but God has made us to be the light in it. Will you rise and be a light? God needs you to step up. He needs US to step up into what He has for us. Amen.