July 2009


Check out the Worship 1/2 CD … so funny, but also so sad because it’s true!

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Death is something we all deal with. Whether we have lost someone close or know others who have lost someone dear to them … we will all die. Lately I have been reflecting on death a lot. With the death of several big stars and a fellow employee at Grace to You, as well as the anniversaries of the deaths of some people I knew and was connected to … I feel like I have not been able to get away from the reality of death. Most of these deaths were sudden, which reminds me of the brevity of life.

At work we had our own little memorial for Mike, and I was so blessed to hear what everyone remembered him by. Most everyone’s memories included his laugh and his love for the Lord. Being remembered  for songs, dance moves, movies, etc. is no match for a legacy of pointing others to Christ.  It caused me to stop and think … what will people remember me by?

Reminders of death and the uncertainty of life are good. They cause us to reflect on our lives and how we are living. Ecclesiastes says, “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, because that is the end of every man, and the living takes it to heart” (Ecc. 7:2). A Bible teacher I had in high school used to say, “The only breath you’re assured of is the one you just took.” Our lives can end at any moment, which is such a sobering thought. This motivates me to pour into others more, evangelize, and live every moment to the fullest for the glory of God. You don’t know when your life, or the life of someone you know, will end.