My daughter shared with me the news that a classmate of hers was killed in a car accident. She was naturally upset. I couldn’t help but think that this would be the first of several soon to come. Every class loses some right after graduation. Another wave hits in their 30s. And on it goes until eventually everyone is gone. No one knows who will be next. In that we’re all in the same boat. Today might be the day.
We spend most of our time in oblivion to this. We shut it out of our minds. I guess that is natural, in a sense, but it ignores the elephant in the room.
Consider the irrationality of our response when faced with death. The pandemic shines a bright light on this. On one hand, we are scrambling to preserve life, which is good. On the other, we are ignoring slow causes of death. While we isolate to save lives, we’re killing ourselves by getting fatter and fatter. It’s the squeaky wheel factor at play. We really are trying to put off the inevitable by focusing on the closest issue at hand.
Might there be a better way? I think so.
“You don’t know who you are until you know God and you don’t know how to live until you’ve settled the question of how to die.”Alistair Begg
Today Might Be The Day
Why not settle this question once and for all? Today. I wrote yesterday about how true Christians are unafraid of death. You can settle this issue. Today.
But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be? Luke 12:20
Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts. Hebrews 5:7
As the writer of Hebrews tells us, “And just as it is appointed for a man to die once, and after that comes judgement.”
Choose wisely. After all, today might be the day.