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Too Young to Die

So always be ready, because you don’t know the day or the hour the Son of Man will come.  Matthew 25:13 NCV

too young to dieOne day while searching online, I looked up my high school classmates and any famous people who had graduated from there.

I found Frank. He had become a politician. I also discovered that he passed away a few years ago when only in his fifties. My dad suggested I look for my first friend, Steve. He, too, had died more than ten years ago at the age of forty-five. Both men died of cancer. They were too young to die.

The average person lives longer than Frank and Steve. Although many people believe they will live a long life, God does not promise us a long life, nor do we know when our life will end.

Since we don’t know when death will come, it is important to know Jesus personally as our Lord and Savior and to be ready. If we reject Jesus, we will choose to spend eternity separated from God. This is not a choice anyone should want to make.

I don’t know if Frank or Steve knew Jesus, but hopefully, they both came to Jesus. Although none of us know the day or hour Jesus will come or we will die, it’s never too late to turn to Jesus.

How can you prepare for death? 

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Ken Ebright

Ken Ebright is a former Minnesotan who lives in Belleville, Illinois. He plays a keyboard, sings in a men’s choir, and does street witnessing.