Sunday, November 11
The phone rang early this morning, but I didn't hear it. It was Liz's fiance, calling from an hour away. They had been in an accident and Liz was in the hospital. Ambulance, neck brace, x-rays. She and her girlfriend were sitting in the back of the car at a stop when someone plowed into them from behind. Barb took the call, but didn't wake me.
Thankfully, she wasn't hurt seriously. But she could have been. Not a very big stretch from a rear-ender to an end-lifer. Our assumed years may abruptly cross the finish line, and we will enter eternity without a second's warning.
May a gracious God have mercy on us --- while we are still in the land of the living: There will be no mercy on the other side.
"Jesus answered [Nicodemus] and said unto him, 'Truly, truly, I say unto you, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'" John 3:3
Remember the story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31.