We are called to contemplate the day of our deathAs much as we don’t like to think about it… one of these days we will die… unless Jesus comes back first.  And the day of a Christian’s death is a good day in God’s sight!

I was reading my good friend Ryan Whitley’s blog for June 27, 2008 when he mentioned that his Pawpaw told him, “Live every day as though it was your last, because one day it will be.”  That got me to thinking and I remembered a website that “predicts” the day we will breathe our last.

Click here to find out when your last day may be… if you’re brave…

When I filled in the information requested, it was predicted my last day would be February 12, 2033. That means unofficially I have 25 years to live from today.  2/3 of my days are gone (Gulp!).  What I really didn’t like was that the seconds I have left were counting down.  This is not a site for the faint hearted (No pun intended).

Paul wrote in Colossians 4:5 that we are to redeem the time & make the most of every day.  This was written by a man who missed dying several times by the grace of God.  He lived with one foot on earth and one foot in eternity.  We usually don’t because we live as though we will always have another day to live.

But one of these days… eventually… if Jesus doesn’t come back first… one of these days WILL be our last.  Then we will step into eternity.  As it is written, “It is appointed unto man once to die and after this the judgment.”  Also, “Teach us to number our days that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”

Honestly… I look forward to the day I will pass from this life into glory.  I don’t look forward to the process, but I do look forward to the result!

Are you ready?