Life is short. Let me give you just a few examples.
- A few weeks ago, a good friend dropped by my house for a visit. He was full of life, good humor and vitality. The next week, he died of a heart attack.
- Last month, a tree hit a chair lift cable at a ski resort in Utah. The sudden jolt propelled a healthy 25-year-old man from his ski lift chair. He fell 25 feet to his death.
- In December, four college students in a sleepy town in Idaho went to bed late one night. None of them woke up the next morning.
- During a recent hospital stay, I was awakened at 3 am by a voice that echoed from the speakers throughout the hospital. “Code Blue!” Suddenly, 20 doctors, nurses, and other personnel flooded into the room right next to mine. They were too late. That patient had died – having had the same procedure that I also had.
Why do I share these horrifying stories? Because I want to reinforce the fact that life is fragile and life is short. So what’s my point? My point is that each of us would be wise to measure the state of our sobriety, recovery, relationships, and faith – every single day.
Recovery Step: “It is appointed once to die, and then the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). Life is short. So take advantage of today – for the sake of your recovery, family, and faith.