Archive for Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pastor’s Corner

June 3, 2009

There are two events that most people do not think are imminent. The first event is the day of our death.

We usually view our death as some distant day down the road but the Bible says life is but a vapor.

During a recent cardiologist’s convention, a cardiologist collapsed and died of heart failure.

You would think that a cardiologist’s conference would be the last place in the world you could die from a heart attack, but one moment she was alive and well, the next moment, her eternal destiny was fixed.

The average age of the American rock star at death is 42 years old. In Europe, it’s 35. The Associated Press already has Britney Spears’ obituary ready. Their entertainment editor said, “if something were to happen (to Spears) we would have to be prepared." In fact, they have about 1,000 pre-prepared obituaries written on a wide variety of public figures. Many of them currently are in their 20s.

Most people think death is not imminent. The other event that most people think is far off in the distant future is the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The rapidly changing events of our day make me think that the Lord’s return may be only moments away. If it happened today, would you be ready?

— Rev. Mike Bronson is pastor at West Haven Baptist Church in Tonganoxie.

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