just thinking about….

on the internet news today,, another athlete swimmer died of cardiac arrest at a young age of 26… i read the comments below the news article.. people are wondering why a young and supposedly physically fit person would suddenly go, and by heart failure at that.

a friend of mine recently told me about her sister who lives alone in her flat, had a stroke around 12 noon (because it was routine for her to go online to chat with another sister at this time). she was seated in front of her computer when she felt heaviness on the right side of her body until she fell onto the floor sideways. she could hardly speak so could not shout for help until around 9 p.m. when a neighbor friend fortunately came to see her and in less than 5 minutes, the ambulance whisked her off to the hospital emergency. she survived…

stories like these make me wonder how it will be when my time is over… will i be at home? will i be asleep? or during my practice runs? or by the bus stand? will i be with my Dersky when it happens? or it could be now as i tap on my keyboards… nobody knows, i will never know. all i know is,, i feel, i would pass for a physically fit person, nothing to worry about, i eat right as much as i can… maybe like that young athlete… but, still,, no one can tell when my final time will come.

what am i supposed to do then? well, i found some bible scriptures that help me understand my existence more and so that i will not be afraid to go if ever my “pink slip” is handed to me by God, i would like to share them with you:

i was created to acknowledge Him as my Creator: “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” Psalms 100:3

in everything i do: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

that my stay here is temporary: “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18

therefore: “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2

how about you? are you ready to leave anytime? think about it… 

M.

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