We are rolling right along into 2020. A new decade. Some of us made resolutions to get healthy, save money, become a better person and hopefully we are working to keep those resolutions. But there is one resolution that I don’t usually hear people making at the beginning of January…the resolution to develop a relationship with God. More importantly to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
The entire world, not just the sports world, has been shaken by the death of Kobi Bryant, his daughter and the other people that were on the helicopter. To me it feels like when Princess Diana died. Everyone was asking why? How? And who is to blame? Nobody, including myself, stopped to ask if her soul belonged to the Lord. Admittedly that’s not a question I can answer, only God can but if you are living, breathing and in your right mind it’s a question you should be asking yourself.
You don’t have to be famous for your life to end in an instant. How many people who have never been in the entertainment industry, never been a sports star or never even been on the news, died in a car accident, random shooting or simply fell asleep and never woke up? While we hope to have a long life it’s not something we have any control over.
So as we continue to move through 2020 stop and ask yourself this one question…if you were to die today, would you be confident in knowing that your soul is safely in the hands of Jesus?
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. (Deuteronomy 30:19 NIV)