“You never know what will happen tomorrow. You are no more than a mist that appears for a little while and then disappears.”
Life is a very tenuous proposition. We never know when we may be called to cross over, but we also never know when those around us may be called either. At our house, we talk about the Mac Truck Syndrome – as in: The Mac Truck might hit you or me before we can see each other again. Therefore, we treat each leave-taking as perhaps the last one and we always share our love with each other before we depart – even if it is only for a quick trip to the grocery store. One time, one of our children was asked by a friend what she attributed her parents’ long marriage to. Our daughter reported that she shared with her friend our leave-taking ritual. Until that time, I had not realized that we had one!
DEAR GOD, THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME TO UNDERSTAND THAT OUR TIME ON THE EARTH IS IN YOUR HANDS AND THANK YOU FOR SURROUNDING ME WITH LOVING FAMILY THAT APPRECIATES YOUR PLAN IN OUR LIVES. PLEASE ENABLE ME TO BEST USE THIS DAY YOU HAVE GIVEN ME SO THAT I MAY USE IT TO FURTHER YOUR MESSAGE OF LOVE AND GRACE. IN CHRIST’S NAME I PRAY. AMEN.
-Shared by Charlotte Batts