Things can happen so fast.
One minute everything is normal, fine, average. We go about our daily lives, doing our chores and complaining about the little things.
In the blink of an eye, things can go very, horribly wrong.
This is the theme of all news stories today. One horrible tragedy turned into two, and it doesn't seem to have stopped yet.
Japan has suffered a record-breaking earthquake, followed by a tsunami. Both have cost the lives of many.
This just shows us how fortunate we are. We are blessed with so much, and it could all be gone within a moment. We need to offer up our prayers for all the people affected by this horrible event. It is absolutely devastating.
It should teach us some very valuable lessons, though.
We should live our lives as if today were the last and be thankful for everything God has given us. We shouldn't put so much weight on the little things that get us so uptight.
Mostly we should tell those we love how much they mean to us.
Because, what if they were gone tomorrow?
We should make sure that we are living our lives as Christians, and not waiting to do it tomorrow.
Because, what if WE were gone tomorrow?