It seems that every time we turn around anymore, there is more news of tragedy. Whether it be a school shooting, bad storm or flooding, a fire, an accident resulting in an untimely death, illness, or anything else you can think of. Life is not something that we should be taking for granted.
I was reminded of this even more over the weekend. As an avid sports fan, I try to stay up on all the major sports news happening across our country, and in some sports even all around the world. There are so many ways to do this, and getting sports news updated on my phone is one of the ways that I stay up to date with what is happening in the athletic world.
Baseball is one of the sports that I like to follow, and have been a fan of the Atlanta Braves for as long as I can remember. Over the weekend, tragedy struck in the MLB. A pitcher for the Miami Marlins, Jose Fernandez, who was only 24 years old, was killed in a boating accident Sunday morning. The Marlins just happened to be playing the Braves over the weekend, and because of the accident, the game on Sunday afternoon was rightfully cancelled.
Over the last few days since his passing, the MLB and specific teams have been paying tribute to Fernandez, and mourning his loss. Unexpected death is always something that is hard to understand and to deal with. My thoughts and my prayers go out to his family and loved ones that are grieving over his death.
The situation happening in Miami, while tragic, has got me thinking. I saw a quote somewhere this week, and honestly cannot remember where, but I want to share it with you. It said something along the lines of “you are only one breath from eternity at any given moment”. It is so true. None of us knows what is going to happen later today, tomorrow, or next week. We never know how much time we have left on this earth.
In Philippians 2:9-11, Paul writes, “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” In other words, one way or the other, everyone is going to acknowledge Jesus as Lord. You never know how much time you have left. Have you acknowledged Jesus as Lord of your life and are trying to live for Him? If not, you might want to give it some serious thought. “You’re only one breath from eternity at any given moment”, and you want to make the acknowledgement of who Jesus is before you get to eternity. If you have questions, I would love to talk with you.
Thoughts From a Crosseyed Jesus Freak