By Mid-American Chaplain Todd Christopherson.
This week there were a couple of tragedies in Madison, a little too close. First there was a worker that fell and was killed at a construction site and then Thursday a lady was killed as a catering truck on campus backed up. It really gets our attention when things like this happen.
In both cases I am sure the person did not get up in the morning knowing they were going to step into eternity. It made me pause and think how important is it to be ready for eternity. We will all live after death of the body in Heaven or in Hell and depending on what we have concluded about Jesus and what action we took will determine our future in eternity. Our place in eternity is set upon death of our body.
Read what is says in James 4:13-15. 13) "Now listen, you who say,'Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.' 14) Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15) Instead, you ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.' " (NIV)