Life can change in a blink of an eye. Lately that has been on my mind and I have been having dreams of this recently.
We think we have life planned out, but plans change. And for the most part those changes our out of hands.
In the past couple of weeks there has been a number of accidents happening around here. One of the teachers from Dixie Middle School was jogging and was hit by a vehicle. In less that a few hours her life was taken and her families lives have been changed forever. The driver of the vehicle that hit her will also have a different life.
Everything we do can have a cause and effect outcome. And many times it isn’t because of what we have chosen, but the choices others make. This teacher had to have been getting ready for her new students and looking forward to plans she has made. My prayers go out to her families and all families that loose a loved one.
My daughter Jessica was heading back home from the school she will be teaching at and they passed a motorcyclist that was in an accident. The emergency crew was there and the driver died. The rider wasn’t thinking that this would be his last day on earth. But it turned out that way. There are no guarantees in life.
It’s easy to say drivers should be more cautious. But, I am sure we all have done something stupid while driving. Unplanned changes is something that will happen to every single person.
I think about how the airplane in Florida crashed landed on the beach killing a young girl and her father. None of those involved planned to be killed and crash land. But this unfortunate event changed the lives of many people and a future of what could have been.
As I was thinking of these things and praying for these people that I only read about, I got to thinking about me and my own life. I was thinking about the lives of my families and friends. We are here today and gone tomorrow. And in some cases gone in minutes, seconds and hours.
I have been told by a number of Dr’s that I should not be here right now. My diagnosis and prognosis is grim to say the least. My cardiologist, primary and home health nurses don’t understand why I am still here considering all. For some reason God must have better plans than my Dr’s do.
As I was thinking about my prognosis and how things change in a blink of an eye. My mind got to thinking about what it is that I would like others to know about me and what message I would leave for others if I wasn’t here. I have no fear of death per say. I know that there is much more in store when I am no longer on planet earth. The only thing about death that I don’t like is the unknown. Not in the way of knowing where I will be. But the process of dying and I think everyone would be thinking of that.
I would hope that whoever does the service would do more of a message about Christ and how important it is to have a personal relationship with Him. I would hope that the passage that will be used is this one.
1 Corinthians 15:51-54
Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
I would hope that the things that people would remember about me is;
- I am a woman of faith.
- I love my family and they are a blessing
- The only way to get to heaven is through Christ alone.
- I am a imperfect person with a temper when it comes to certain things. But God has forgiven me for my sins and He will forgive you for your sins.
- I very much believe that we should treat each other as we would want to be treated.
I have been to a lot of memorial services and I have to say that they both me in some ways. In my thinking death isn’t the end, it is the beginning of something wonderful. We should be celebrating that we can live forever because of the greatest gift ever we can be with Christ. That is something we should be elated over and celebrated.
I want to have cake and ice cream at my memorial service. Party hats and horn blowers would be awesome too…