You can read more of the story here - but this boy lost his life yesterday, right in our local swimming hole. It's awful and terrible. My husband and I scanned the reports on the news hoping that those saying he was in critical condition were the accurate ones. We waited for a name or a photo - hoping it wasn't someone we knew.... Does that make it any better? No. Surely he still had friends and family who will miss him dearly.
I pulled out my 'imaginary' 3x5 card last night. The list of questions I don't want to forget so that when I get to Heaven I can pull it out. Sit down for coffee and have a conversation with the one who created me. The one who knows all the answers.
I know that I don't understand all the workings of the Lord. "My thoughts are not your thoughts & my ways are not your ways" (Isaiah 55:8) I understand that if I understood everything about the Lord - I would have no need for Him because it is impossible in my human state to even comprehend the things of the Lord.
But eternity really racks my brain. I can't get around it. I don't understand it. How can someone live for 13 years (presumably be accountable for what happens for all of eternity) and then pass away unknowing of the Saviors love. I'm not saying that is the case for the young man who passed away - it just got me thinking about life in general.
Our culture/society does SUCH a poor job of making our teens responsible for their actions... At a young age a person can have made a decision that effects all of eternity? I just don't get it. I can't wrap my brain around it.
So the only thing I can do is light a fire and not let a day go by that I haven't made it clear - eternity exists! Where will you spend it?
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