Well its the New Year (and a little bit after it). Finally 2010 and most people have been planning on making changes and keeping their New Year's Resolutions.
This post isn't to depress anyone, but its definitely to make you all realize some something if you haven't.
Let me start of with a fact.
According to records of births and deaths (the average): Did you know that every twelve seconds someone dies? And every eight seconds someone is born.
That's a lot of people being born-- and that's a lot of people dying.
But here's something else.
I've already heard of TWO little boys who have died right around New Years.
The first I heard, was in a bad neighborhood New Years Eve, and by the time it was New Years, someone (drunk, assumingly, since people get a bit insane) shot him.
The second I heard, choked on food.
Both were their times, but I'm pretty sure neither of them knew they were going to die. And so far only ONE of them heard the gospel and it is unknown if he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour.
--When we accept Jesus as our Saviour, believe that He died for us, and repent of our sins (becoming a Christian), we're ready to go to heaven. Truth be told, that's when we're ready. But you don't know WHEN you will.
There are a lot of people who don't realize how much God is in control of our lives. You can die in the next moment.
Think about it.
In ten seconds you could-- if God wants you to.
Every Christian could be gone from this world-- whenever He wants to come back for us.
What is everyone waiting for? Those times? Because they won't be able to accept Him the moment death hits them physically.
The poor little boys. One was probably exposed to a lot of junk. Who knew if he really listened to the Gospel. The other one, the same.
I bet you that the one who was eating during lunchtime at his school (in Brazil, I think), had NO idea that the next moment he bit into whatever he had on his utensil or plate, was going to suffer (by CHOKING) and die.
It kind of makes you realize that you don't know how much time you have left.
~LIFE is about GLORIFYING the One who MADE YOU~
You know that He sees what you do, what you think, what you say, what you see, what you hear, what's in your heart.
But some people don't listen and don't care. So they spend an eternity in severe incomprehensible pain. Fire, ladies and gentleman.
Yes, I would like to pick the golden streets, thank you very much.
Life as we know it-- living in peace, knowing exactly where I'm going to go (which is Heaven)-- and as we don't know it.
How long will it take to glorify His name before you lose the opportunity? And how long will it take to realize you only have so much time?
P.S. Info I got from those two facts are from the site http://www.census.gov/population/www/popclockus.html .
Also, the kids I found out through my cousin, and through a missionary from my church (the one who choked was a student the missionary taught).