You’ve heard the saying, “We’re not promised tomorrow, so live for today.” That is so true. Life is precious and it should be treated that way. Several weeks ago, my father drove himself to the hospital because he was feeling some chest pain and the series of unfortunate events that have unfolded since then has taken us all by surprise. Needless to say, he’s been in and out of hospitals for past several weeks with the perfect storm of complications. We’ve been on a roller coaster ever since.
My father is 76 years old and was relatively healthy considering his lifestyle. But you just never know what life has in store from one moment to the next. He is still currently in the hospital and we are hoping he'll be home soon to recover.
I think about perfectly healthy adults who are here one minute and gone the next. I’ve known a few in my life. The lesson this has taught me is to cherish the moments you have with your loved ones because we are not guaranteed tomorrow. Whether it’s a health condition or an accident, you just don’t know what tomorrow holds.
In times like this, I lean on my Christian faith and I know God has a plan for all of it. But we humans are selfish, and we want as much time as possible with the people we care about. The journey with my dad is on-going and I pray for his full recovery. Your support and prayers are also appreciated.
I found some comfort in this bible verse.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Many times we feel overwhelmed in our life. God has promised us that we can find strength in Him, and He will provide rest for us.
Well, that’s all I have for now.
UPDATE: 9/21/20: My father is doing well and getting better every day. I'm so blessed that he is recovering and will be back to his antics soon. Thank you for your prayers. God is good.
NOTE: We’ve had to delay a few things related to Goal Posts, like Season 2 of the Goal Posts Podcast because I’m tied up with my dad’s care. Thank you for your patience at this time.