A couple of weeks ago when I was ministering in Auckland I woke to 36 missed calls and 120 text messages. Immediately I went to worst case scenario, not even I’m that popular that I would get that many good messages. Sure enough, I discovered the sad news that a nationwide search was under way for my uncle and aunty as they were missing. Eventually their car was found a day later upturned on a country road. Sadly neither had survived the accident. Devastating news for all involved.
The next day I flew home to be with my family and as we grieved together I was reminded of a verse in the bible that says we are “like a breath; our days are like a fleeting shadow”. You just never know when you are going to take your last breath. Even as I’m writing this blog it’s an eerie feeling to know that life is so fragile and unpredictable. There are so many sad stories of people passing away expectantly, leaving shocked and dismayed family behind.
The only thing that gives me rest is knowing that my aunty and uncle love God. Again an amazing verse that says “death where is your sting” comes to mind. The thought behind this is that those who love God will be with Him forever. I guess the point of this blog, as I’m pondering it with all the things that have happened in the last few weeks, is whether your last breath will be your best breath. Will that last breath actually take you to heaven? If you’re reading this and you’re unsure I would encourage you to get to a Christian church that believes in Jesus and pray a prayer inviting him into your life. Don’t wait another day to begin a relationship with Jesus that lasts beyond the grave.
Don’t forget, ‘He’s real’!!