When It’s Your Time to Go…

3 You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.” Psalm 90:3

Moses again noted the obvious, that God ultimately has control over life and death.

Even in the secular world, we often hear the phrase, “when it’s your time to go, you can’t do anything about it.” We accept that idea completely because we really don’t have any say in it. So when someone in their 30s dies, we are shocked at teh suddenness. Sometimes we scratch our heads because the death didn’t make any sense to us.

Fortunately we don’t have to lie awake and wonder about such things, even though we do sometimes. we want to know answers but they rarely come.

Before I entered the Air Force I was traveling with an friend of mine who happened to be Italian. One evening we were watching a Mafia movie called, “The Valachi Papers” and I thought out loud, “I wonder what it’s really like to be in the mafia.” In all seriousness my friend said, “you really don’t want to know, Dave.” Whether it was something off-the-cuff or spoken from experience I’ll never know.

In matters related to dying it’s probably best that we don’t know about all the details ahead of time. We probably wouldn’t like it and we could possibly live normal lives afterwards.

Instead, it calls for a daily surrender to His will.We don’t know when the Lord will call us home, but we do want to be ready.

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