Life is a breath, merely a vapor in the morning air, and as soon as the sun rises is evaporates.
Yet we don't always live as though it were. Instead we live our lives as though we'll live forever – forgetting that there will come a day when our anticipated tomorrow will never come.
We are reminded of this reality when someone we know and love doesn't follow us into tomorrow. When what we planned to do or say ceases to matter and for a while time itself seems to stop. Our hearts break and we question everything we once believed in. We find is unfair – wrong even that such a person should be deprived of their tomorrows, and we wonder how such a thing could ever be allowed to happen. But the Lord says that His ways are not our ways, nor are His thoughts our thoughts – but that His are higher. So we may never understand the reasons behind the things He does or allows – but this is my thought:
That life and breath are a gift from the Almighty, but they come with an expiration date, and everyones date is different. He gives us everyday that He desires for us to have and not a day more, and to each man is given enough breath to accomplish everything the Lord has for him to do.
And for those of us who are still breathing at this moment in time:
Live. Live everyday to the fullest. Live every moment, breathe in every hour – because you never know which one will be your last. Don't leave things unsaid and don't put things that could be done today off until a tomorrow that my never come.
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.”
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Just less then a month ago, Morigo camp bid a bittersweet farewell to the beloved Josiah Bubna and Rebekah Falcone. They had both been here in Japan for many many months serving, had met here and gotten engaged and were finally heading back to the states to prepare for their wedding in August.
Today SP Japan and Morigo camp received the news that Josiah is no longer with us. He apparently went for a run and had a heart attack and has gone to be with the Lord. He was 22.
Please pray for his family, and friends – and especially for Rebekah, as I can't even imagine being in her shoes right now.