Now That’s Fast
“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” James 4:14 (NLT)
We spin around the sun on this big blue ball at just over 67,000 miles per hour. Now that is fast!
Everything about this life is fast; fast food, fast oil changes, fast cars, fast-acting medicines, fast internet, fast trains, and fast planes. Rush, rush, rush is the beat of our life sometimes. The quote above from the book of James speaks to the temporariness of our lives. We really aren’t promised tomorrow. We only have today . . . and it is good to be reminded from time to time about the importance of making every day we have count.
I was made to realize again, how quickly my life could have ended recently on the way to work during one of our recent snows. My truck began to spin out of control on a sheet of ice and I had about 15 seconds to pray for help. Thank God he answered my quick prayer! I missed every hazard and came to rest in a ditch, unscathed. I quickly assessed my vehicle and then drove out of the ditch. It could have been a very different ending. It reminded me again that as we rush along in this journey that we must make every day count.
Make sure your friends and family know how much you care. Leave a legacy of good things. You never know when this fast life will be over. I hope you will make the best of your time. We ask God for all of these good things for all of us today. Amen.
Rev. Charles Thornburg, MAC, BAH, ASM Chaplain Development/Urban/ Post-Acute Chaplain Director 502-389-0366 Cthornburg@shccs.com
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