There is nothing that can illustrate just how fragile life is…
like witnessing a bad automobile accident right before your eyes.
This was yesterday….
My pastor… his wife… and myself were driving to our church.
We were following this box truck.
My pastor pointed out the swerving that was going on…
two minutes later he said…
“THERE HE GOES!”
There. He. Went.
Eventually that incident led to this…
My kids call it a “boo boo truck”.
But let’s be honest… when the “boo boo truck” arrives at a scene like this…
normally it’s for more than a boo boo.
I praise God that this man was not only okay… but he seemed completely fine.
I called 911.
My pastor and his wife ran over to see how the driver was…
all that was needed was a knife…
to cut off his seatbelt.
That seatbelt saved that man’s life… I am convinced.
Anytime I see a box truck drive into a ditch at 60 mph and flip end over end…
this passage comes to mind…
13 Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain
town and will stay there a year.
We will do business there and make a profit.”
14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?
Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.
15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”
No one knows what tomorrow will bring.
That is why we must live for today!
When was the last time you were reminded how fragile life is?
How do you respond to knowing that life is fragile?