Close Call!

Friday, November 28, 2014

God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; (Acts 17:24,25 KJV).

Saints, you never appreciate life until you come close to the end of it.

What was originally a sinus drip in me is now double-lung pneumonia. I spent much of the latter part of the morning and the early part of the afternoon in the emergency room receiving two intravenous fluid bags. The medicine I was previously taking for the sinus drip, coupled with severe dehydration and fever, had raised my heart rate to 155 beats a minute (the normal rate is 60 to 100)! I came dangerously close to having a mild heart attack. Instead, the Lord Jesus Christ decided to keep me here on earth a little longer. I am now resting at home, taking medication, and I will see my family doctor next week for a follow-up.

Our bodies, particularly our immune system, are truly a marvel, “fearfully and wonderfully made” indeed (Psalm 139:14). As today’s Scripture says, the God of creation “giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.” God gives breath and He can most certainly take it at any time. Beloved, we take life for granted so often, and it takes a major health crisis to cause us to appreciate it. Life is very fragile, and it does not take much to end it. Therefore, it is ever so important to have eternal insurance today.

We can have all the health insurance possible, but the death rate is still one apiece, and nothing save the Lord Jesus Christ’s shed blood can cover the penalty of sin, eternal death in hell and the lake of fire. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). The Lord Jesus paid the awful price for our eternal insurance, He died for us, that we, by trusting Him alone, might now live in and by Him… here in this life, and in the next! 🙂