Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mere Mortals, Lives Possibly Short-Lived



The brevity of life...

A few days ago, a girl I was once close with (we used to spend time together every day and she was my sister's best friend, so she was often over our house and we would go to different places together & built fun memories filled with a lot of laughter) named Melissa passed away.  She had turned 28 years old a few weeks before and had a nine month old daughter.

She had a bad migraine headache, took pain medication, went to sleep and never woke up.  It is believed it was a possible overdose.  Because of different surgeries she had, she took prescription medication and was also heavily addicted to pain medication in the past.

Melissa was an unbeliever and when one observed her life, there wasn't much of a legacy to show for her nearly 30 years on this earth.

Her and I haven't spoken in several years, nor has she been friends with my sister for quite some time.

This unexpected event is a reminder to, as C. S. Lewis has said, "Be found at one's post, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though our world might last 100 years."

A lesson learned by her sudden death is to cling to the Savior and never let go.  Jesus is our Rescuer, the One who brings us safely to shore, so to speak, and to think that sin or living selfishly and carelessly while being flippant about our walk with God is worth it is a totally disrespectful and illogical way of thinking.

Cling to the Savior...!


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