This past Thursday, I was reminded of the truth that life is fragile and brief. The husband of an acquaintance of mine was killed in a car accident while returning from vacation. My acquaintance, who was driving in a bad rainstorm, remains hospitalized in critical condition, not even knowing that her spouse is dead, killed on impact when their SUV left the road and hit a tree. Their children, other family, friends, church members, all are stunned and grieved.
If you’re a praying person, would you please pray for them, for the Lord’s comfort and mercy?
How easy it is to forget, when things are going well, that our circumstances can change in an instance: A heart attack, a drunk driver, a lightning strike, a head injury–life-ending for someone, and life-changing for everyone else. Continue reading →
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Tagged "all flesh is grass", "Our Town", "Passage", comfort, Connie Willis, death, Meditations, mortality
The powers-that-be are naming winter storms now. “Saturn” is blowing and blustering fitfully outside my window as midnight approaches. It doesn’t appear to be the (gasp!) “super storm” that it was predicted to be yesterday. No surprise, really. Here in Indiana we seem to have a meteorological non-event every other week. But on Monday the grocery store check out lanes were all full of people stocking up on bread, milk, peanut butter, toilet paper and other essentials to ride out a blizzard…potato chips, soft drink, frozen pizza–you know, staple foods.
Taking no chances, I did the same (well, I bought milk). It got me thinking about preparedness in general…
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Tagged forethought, Heart, heaven, Lent, Meditations, Preparedness, snow, Treasure, winter storms