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Split-Second Decisions

by Keith Bellamy

Do you realize that in a split second your life can change or end?

This past week, a terrible automobile accident claimed the life of a young woman. While I didn’t actually see the wreck happen, I was there along with Mike Miller and Mike Gipson. I saw two young women try to help but it was too late.

So many things can happen to us. We can be involved in an automobile accident, a job-related accident, a flood, a storm or receive the bad news of a terrible disease.

In a split second anything can happen.

I guess my question would be: Are we ready when something bad happens? Are you ready? Are you ready to meet God?

It is easy to play the game of life. And when we don’t take our eternity seriously then maybe we need the proverbial wake-up call.

Many years ago, a man who later became my friend, was sleeping a drunk off. Twenty of his co-workers along with about six-hundred others died in an explosion that wrecked Texas City in 1947. My friend told me that was his wake-up call. He committed his life to the Lord then because he knew if he had died in that explosion, he would not have been ready to meet the Lord. In a split second his life changed. In a split second everyone’s lives in Galveston County lives were never the same.

Hiding our head in the proverbial sand will not help us at all. In a split second your life can change!

Please consider James 4:13, 14.

“Look here, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.’ How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” (NLT)

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