Monday, September 17, 2012

Something to Ponder

A family in our church experienced a real tragedy over the weekend. Their daughter and son-in-law were in a head-on accident. Their son-in-law passed away, and their daughter sustained major injuries. My heart has been hurting for this family, for the wife who is left behind, for the children now without their father. 

I know that I am guilty of taking the blessings of God in my life for granted. I go through my days without much thought about the brevity of life. I'm ashamed to say that I cannot count the number of times I've been guilty of speaking harsh words or shown an unkind attitude to those I love. What if that were the last time I ever had a chance to show them my love? None of us knows how long God has given us on this earth. I want to spend my days letting my light shine for Him and showing His love so that I won't have any regrets.

"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth." 
I John 3:18

5 comments:

  1. What a great reminder!!! They are in our prayers and have been since we heard!

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  2. We never know when it will be too late to tell someone how much they mean to us - or to say kinds words. My heart hurts for the family whose loss words can't express.
    ~Adrienne~

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  3. I'm very sorry to hear about your friends. It's true that we don't know how long any of us have on this earth, and we should love on others every chance we get. I think about that a lot more now that I'm older, it seems.

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  4. oh my...how awful for that family. Your heart must be so grieved..Mine is just from reading this and I obviously don't even know them! and thank you for the reminder not to take our loved ones for granted. I am right there with ya on that!! God bless you as you minister to them.

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  5. Thank you all for your prayers for this family in their time of need.

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