You know the Bible says our lives are like a wisp of smoke, but mine was brought home to me literally this morning as once again, I aspirated something I drank-coffee, this time. When this happens it triggers violent coughing, hopefully getting out everything that went into my lungs. My nose fills up too, making it very hard to breathe. I know if I can’t get it all up, and eventually get the coughing to stop, it’s another trip the ER. Oh, not on July 4th, please!! That was my prayer, in my mind…
Obviously, I got it all out and then did the nebulizer breathing treatment. Sore, not talking right now. But all along, I kept thinking how thin a thread it is that keeps any of us alive! A person can have great health, but slip and fall and get a severe concussion as my sister did a few weeks ago. Hitting just a little higher or lower on the stair and not missing the metal strip, was the key to no major damage. All in an instant! As was mine… When one is young, usually there are no thoughts about death. One thinks they will live forever. I remember thinking people over 35 were “old or past it” whatever “it” was! Oh what a comeuppance I’ve had as I’ve grown older! I guess I never expected to be 67 either! But as I have said before, the Lord God has plan for my life and the number of my days written in His Book of Life and nothing can alter that.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. What a promise!! One of my favorites!
Revelation 17:8 …those on earth will wonder, whose name has not been written in the Book Of Life from the foundation of the world…
Revelation 21:27 (speaking of those who will enter heaven) And nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but ONLY those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
Remember here that I wrote that we are all made perfect in Christ and it is by HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS that we are made whole and perfect by accepting that sacrifice He made on the cross. Our God dying for us, to give us eternal life! What other god in any other religion has ever done such a thing for his people, much less his creation?
In Him we have freedom. Our country was founded on Christian principles. I pray God that we will celebrate that today of all days! Happy Birthday, America!