“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
A lot can change quickly. Very quickly. The older I get, the more I realize we cannot take anything for granted.
For example, Friday night my dad was improving and preparing to be released from the hospital Saturday morning. Early Saturday morning my dad took a turn for the worse and was moved to Intensive Care. By Sunday, my dad was on a ventilator and feeding tube. My mother held on to the hope he would wake up. I must admit – I had my doubts. My faith was not as strong as hers. On Monday morning, my dad had the tubes removed, woke up, smiled at us and said, “Hi. I’m ready to go home.”
Sunday morning, life in Deer Park was good. By 10:30 a.m., life in Deer Park was dark. Very dark. A fire at a local chemical plant turned our bright skies black. By Monday night, the fire was finally being contained.
Sunday morning, I was planning a speaking engagement at a local church. Later Sunday afternoon my employer and I disagreed on the engagement. By Monday morning, my email account and Facebook access to my employer’s pages were no longer working. In the blink of an eye, I was unemployed.
God is good to me. Always has been. Always will be. I’m not sure what the next minute will bring. I am certain that God and I can handle it together.