Death comes upon us all. No one can escape it. It happens at some point in our lives, but when? When does God ordain such a time? When is my time? When is it my dad’s time? My mom? Brother? Older brother? Sister? Best friend? I can never know that answer. Lately, it’s been on my mind since my best friend’s roommate is slowly losing family members one by one by a rare disease. It’s taking them all, and only her and two other siblings are left without it so far. My little brother’s friend who was my age died last week of heart failure. My little brother found out today. Complete shock. Didn’t know what to do other than to pace the house. First death of a friend. He said, “I don’t know what to do. I can’t play video games. I can’t do anything other than think about him.” Yup. That’s pretty much how grieving works. I told him he didn’t have to do anything, but to pray for his friend’s mom, his family, his friends. Death can happen at any time, was he ready? He prayed that he made that decision to follow Christ, and we talked about that, but are we all ready? Are my friends and coworkers ready to meet our Maker? Some, no. Others, yes. Thankfully in my case, most of my family and friends are ready to be with the Lord. These events are what remind me to consistently be praying for those who are not, for those who have made the decision to not follow Jesus. Am I ready to see God? Are you ready to see God? What will you say when you stand before the judgment seat of Christ? No excuses then. It’s either eternal separation away from God, or eternal love and union with God. For believers, nothing can “snatch them out of the Father’s hands”.
John 10:28-30, “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.””
Praying tonight on behalf of little brother’s friend’s mom who is now alone, friends, and family; praying for all those that don’t know the Lord that they’ll make that decision to follow Him.