Welcoming Death

“…Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour…” (Matthew 25:13)

Statistics say:

10 out of 10 people die.

In other words, each one of us has a 100% chance of dying. Someday, your heart will have its last heartbeat. Your mouth will expel carbon dioxide one last time. Your name will be on a tombstone. When people talk about you, it will be in the past tense.

You can deny it all you want. Or delay it as best as you can. But you can never escape it.

Death.

Recently, it was a hot topic in a conversation I had with a group of friends. We were talking about not just any kind of death. It was the most dreadful kind. The sudden kind. The unexpected type. Accidental. Thief-in-the-night kind of death.

Death recognizes no age or occasion. It has no respect for your appointment or your calendar. It comes when it wants. It arrives without warning. And it happens to all of us.

So what do we do in anticipation of that day?

Scripture today says:

“…Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour…” (Matthew 25:13)

While we cannot predict it, we can prepare for it.

Live a good life. Love God. Love people. Be detached to material things. Stay holy. Be vigilant against sin. Pray.

If you do, you will welcome death with open arms.

Stay blessed!

Bobby

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