Yesterday afternoon I visited with my neighbor and friend Don as we waited for the mail truck to come down our street. We both then collected our mail and returned to our homes. Less than an hour later I went outside and found him collapsed by his pickup truck. His next door neighbor arrived at the same time. We called 911 and started CPR until the fire truck arrived and they took over. Don was likely dead before they took him to the hospital where he was pronounced.
The suddenness with which our life can end has been well known to me for a long time. It is one of the reasons that I have not worried about the “Last Days” of the book of Revelation that fret so many Christians. We must always be ready to meet our Lord at any time. It may be the time of Revelation or our personal last day and it doe not make any difference which one it is. This is also the reason we should all share our faith in Jesus with our friends and neighbors as we do not know when their last day may be upon them.
One moment all is fine and then suddenly it’s over.