December 12, 2016

On Guard

On December 6, 2016 I checked the online obituary listings at one of the local mortuaries and found a man listed as dying on December 7, 2016, the following day. Another woman’s death was listed as December 21, 2016...two weeks from now. No doubt the erroneous listings are disconcerting for the families. However, it gave me pause to think about seeing my own name and expiration date listed as tomorrow, or two weeks from now. Jesus said, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come” (Mark 13:32-33 NIV).

1 comment:

Steve Corey said...


-----We should spend more time regarding Christ’s second coming like we regard our death. Though we don’t know what day or hour our death will be, we know that it will surely be. And the more signs we have of its approach, like terminal illness or very old age, the more we can reasonably expect it is imminent. We spend much time and money looking for the signs of poor health, or even death, knowing a doctor might help. We need also spend some time looking for the signs of His return Why? Because they are given. What is given is expected to be received, especially communication. And signs are communication.

Love you all,
Steve Corey