Sunday, December 16, 2012

Our Life is a Vapor

The Connecticut shooting last Friday shocked the whole world.  In just one day, twenty-six people, including twenty children between the ages of 5 and 11 died in the school campus of Sandy Hook Elementary School.  The gunman shot his mother dead at their home, and the gunman killed himself.  This brings to mind James 4:14, "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."  We could be here today, gone tomorrow.  Yes, death is inevitable. We all know that it will happen to all of us, but when?  That, we do not know.  When I think about my loved ones whom I will be leaving behind- my son, my mother- the thought scares me.  How will they be able to financially cope in my absence, especially that they are almost dependent upon me?  I do not have much, but I have always thought about putting my affairs in order so that when my time comes, I can still help ease their burden even in my absence.  Being prepared financially is wise, but spiritual preparedness is most important.    We should treat everyday as if it is our last and prepare ourselves to meet our Maker.

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