Two men went to work this morning. It was just another day, working in the trenches and trying to meet deadlines.
Then, out of nowhere, the dirt around them fell on top of them. According to the news, they used a piece of piping so that one of the men were able to speak with those around them—and able to say goodbye to his family before he succumbed to the falling dirt around them.
This happened close to my home. And it fills me with shock and a sense of urgency. These men had no idea that this would be their last day alive.
Their last day to say “I love you” to their families.
Their last day to breathe the breath Jesus put into them.
Most of all, their last day to get right with God by believing in Jesus Christ.
Friends, we are not as far away as we think we are from the prospect of death. We are fallible. Fickle. Frail. So much so that the Word declares, “For he [God] knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust.”
“For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust.”
Friend, no matter how your life is going, it can be ripped away. I don’t think we want to acknowledge this because it is scary; but it definitely changes our priorities.
Please, if you have not accepted Christ as your Savior yet, do so today. Today is the day of salvation for you! Give your heart to the God who made it and is Sovereign over its life, even now.
As cliché as it sounds, let us live like we are dying. It changes everything.
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus came to this world knowing that He would die on our behalf. Learn more about why He died, and why it matters, here.
Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…
- The families of those two men.
- Salvation, if you have not already given your life to Christ.
- For those around you who do not know Jesus.
Thank you for your prayers!