Grace Villar was a 53 year old resident of San Diego. One Saturday, she was riding in the backseat of a car headed down Route 94. There was a truck in the median trying to capture a dog on the freeway. The dog ran into traffic and the driver of her car braked to avoid it. This action caused several cars to also stop suddenly which resulted in a truck smashing into Grace's car. This accident forced her car to run into the truck in the median causing severe head injury to Grace where she later died at the hospital.
Just recently this week, 9 people in Dayton and 22 in El Paso lost their lives to crazed gunmen who had no respect for human life. These people were either just shopping at Walmart or spending time with their friends. Little did they know that this activity they would undertake would be their last on this plane of existence.
Many of these people still had a long life ahead of them or so they thought. Were any of them in a relationship with God? If so, why did He not protect them? Did they have every thing buttoned up in case of death or was that the last thing on their minds? Did they patch up old relationships or forgive others of wrongs done to them?
What these events should teach us is that life is very fragile and our time here is set to expire at any moment. Thirty year olds have died of sudden heart attacks, children are lost to accidents and young men and women find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Yesterday has passed, tomorrow is no guarantee and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present.
So you are here right now reading this post and hopefully thinking to yourself what do I need to do today? Today is the only real "money" you have. We must spend it wisely. Forgiveness of your fellow man cannot wait until tomorrow. A complete submission to God cannot wait until this weekend. Giving thanks for all you have cannot wait until November.
whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” James 4
Today is all we have my friends. Right this minute actually! Let us use it wisely and place it in the hands of Him who created it for us. Let us act now before it is too late and we are swept away by surprise like the people above who were here one minute and gone the next. If the Lord wills, we will see tomorrow.
Get good with God and your fellow man and live in the moment and not the future or the past. It is really all we have.
And that is the Whole Truth!
Have a wonderful rest of the week and may God bless you in your ongoing walk with Him.
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