Life Is A Vapor
One day when I least expected it I received news that a dear friend was killed in a car accident. My dear friend had gone to Mexico on a mission trip with young people from their church. During the return trip while out running some errands in preparation for the trip home an accident happen and she was killed. I was taken back with surprise as I had just seen her a few days before she left on the mission at the grocery store. My wife and I had talked with her not long before she left and now her life was taken from her. We know she was ushered into the arms of our Savior and for this we can rejoice.
Many times we make plans for the future without consulting God and we go on our merry way and then without warning life ends. As we look to future planning we must consult God and make plans knowing that these plans are only going to be finished if it is in God’s will. Make each day count and just as my friend, Gail was out doing the Lord business life came to an abrupt end without warning. God has His timing and we must realize that He can change our plans.
One time when I was returning from Church after a long day of Vacation Bible School I was in an accident that could have brought my life to an end. The State Trooper told me that in most accident involving three cars like this one are usually fatal. I believe that God had His protecting hand upon my life as it was not my time to come home to Heaven. It did remind me of the fact that life is a vapor and that we need to remember who is in control of what happens.
Today as you make plans for the next week I want to encourage you to consult the Lord. I encourage you as you speak to others about your plans that you tell them that you will be doing this or that “if the Lord will”. Don’t fail to plan but don’t fail because you leave the Lord out of your plans. Also don’t believe that just because you are doing something wonderful for the Lord that nothing can happen. “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14 KJV