I am sitting here on my couch with my husband watching National Geographic. We are watching the special on all of the tornado that touched down last month. It is heart wrenching to watch and such an eye opener. Here I am on my nice couch, in my nice home with my nice material things. It’s sad, but because I lost nothing, it is easy to forget it happened. Watching all of the videos compiled together of all the devastation is so….unbelievable.
What has happened is just a reminder of how everything you have can be gone in a blink of an eye. Imagine waking up tomorrow and having nothing except what you were wearing the day before. We get so caught up with trying to have nice things or trying to look a certain way or trying to get good grades and school and we forget why we are really here! We are here to love unconditionally and to serve. “In a love robbed world, I’m no less than sure, You are the answer!”
1 Corinthians 15:51
But let me tell you something wonderful, a mystery I’ll probably never fully understand. We’re not all going to die—but we are all going to be changed. You hear a blast to end all blasts from a trumpet, and in the time that you look up andblink your eyes—it’s over. On signal from that trumpet from heaven, the dead will be up and out of their graves, beyond the reach of death, never to die again. At the same moment and in the same way, we’ll all be changed. In the resurrection scheme of things, this has to happen: everything perishable taken off the shelves and replaced by the imperishable, this mortal replaced by the immortal. Then the saying will come true: Death swallowed by triumphant Life! Who got the last word, oh, Death? Oh, Death, who’s afraid of you now? It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three—sin, guilt, death—are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God!
So I pray for those who lives were change forever during these storms and I pray that you and I remember that everything can be gone with the blink of an eye. This life is so short so don’t get comfortable and forget why you are here.