You’re running out of time
I’ve mentioned, before, how my Dad was a runner. And he was a health nut before being a health nut was cool. He bought a juicer over 50 years ago. And I remember being the only kid in our house who enjoyed the juices he and my step-mom would make. Plus, Dad would buy produce and baked goods from a “health food store.” That was way before places like Whole Foods or Natural Grocers. Yeah, Dad was ahead of his time in the world of healthy living. So, that made it an even bigger shock when a doctor told him, at age 42, he was running out of time.
Running out of time, for my Dad, was a diagnosis of terminal kidney failure.
Doctors told him he had two to four years to live. Imagine being told that when you’re only 42. And you’ve lived a healthy lifestyle for years and years. Talk about a blow to your psyche.
But my Dad was no quitter. Not by a long shot. He defied the doctors odds and lived another nine years after his diagnosis. And that’s while enduring dialysis three times a week for four hours each time. I remember going with him to several of those sessions. Not for the faint of heart. The inside of the needle they’d stick in the fistula of his arm could easily hold several sewing needles.
And the tremendous headaches Dad would have to suffer as a result of all his blood running through a man-made filter. Many times even the heavier pain medications wouldn’t ease the pain. And he’d want me to massage his neck. He’d really lay it on thick and say, “It must be your piano playing. Because your strong fingers are a lot more effective.”
And I’d say, “Can I get some pancakes with all that butter?”
Then, in January of 1986, Dad lost his fight. At the ripe old age of 51.
Now, why did I share this with you? After all, his struggle wasn’t unique. Millions of other people have suffered and died. But I don’t know their stories. So, I shared my Dad’s story. Because every person needs to understand and remember…
There’s a time limit to this life.
Even if you’re one of those invincible twenty somethings, you’re running out of time. Because one day, and believe me it’ll come much sooner than you can imagine, your life will be stopping on a dime.
But that’s only this part. This time you’re spending here on good ol’ planet Earth. It’s the time you have to decide where you’ll spend eternity. And just in case you didn’t know…eternity is time without end. Where will you spend your time?
Because we’ve all been diagnosed with a terminal disease. It’s sin. And unlike a pandemic, which affects a percentage of the population, sin nails every single one of us.
Of course, you might think I’m off my rocker. You might think I’ve got it all wrong.
But what if I’m right? What if it’s true
All of these things I’ve been sayin’ to you?
What if you die and it’s not the end?
What if your life is nothing you can defend?
You think I’m wrong…that I don’t walk in the light,
But what if I’m right?
Grab some Merch
Or how about some music for kids