I have just learned that a friend of mine was killed yesterday in a car accident. I cannot imagine what her family is going through. She was only 31 and left behind a husband and daughter. I wonder what her last morning was like. Did she kiss her husband good-bye and tell him she loved him? Did she kiss her daughter good-bye and tell her that she loved her as she was getting out of the car? What was the last memory that her close loved ones had of her?
This so convicts me as to how I live my life. What if I left my house never to return? What would others find? Would they see my house a wreck and think that I didn’t care enough about my family to properly care for them? Would my family say that I was always yelling and upset with them? Would others wonder about my salvation because of the lack of fruit in my life?
When death occurs, it is often a reminder to us that we need to live our life with no regrets. We need to glorify the Lord in all that we do. Our actions and our words make such an impact on others.
If you were to die to today, what would be said about you based on your last day here? ! Please remember to pray for the McAbee family in your prayers – I know the weeks and months ahead will be especially hard. Okay, now I need to go have a good cry!
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior;
(2 Samuel 22:3)