Sunday, July 24, 2016

In an instant...

Life changes in an instant. My wife's brother-in-law and sister were on a Sunday afternoon drive outside of the city and they hit a patch of gravel on the road. They lost control and spun down an embankment and in an instant, he was killed. My sister-in-law was seriously hurt with serious cuts and worse, she had to deal with the death of her husband. That later trauma is worse than the wounds, I think.

In an instant, our worlds can change.

No more chance for last words.
No more chance to mend wounds.
No more chance to set things right.
No more chance to forgive.
No more chance to tell someone you love them.
No more chance to give a hug.

Take the days that you have and bless each one and bless the people around you. Do what you can. Don't wait till tomorrow. The book of James in the New Testament of the Bible says:
13Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
We are a mist that appears for a little while...

Give someone a hug TODAY.

Blessings to you.

Mark

4 comments:

  1. My sympathy goes out to your family! Having lost my brother-in-law to an inattentive driver and my sister was in the car; it was awful. You are right to remind us that there are no guarantees for tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks Robin and I had thought of the same in your past. Thanks for the words and for stopping by.

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  2. Prayers to your family mark. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. Thanks. Phil let's connect soon.

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