In the Blink of an Eye

One can assume his morning started as normal, yet this morning would end differently. Was he momentarily distracted as he drove down the highway so that he didn’t notice the truck turning? No one will ever know because he slammed into the back of it, and in a flash, his life ended.

Months ago, one pleasant summer evening, it was a perfect night for a bike ride. But as he changed lanes, a car struck him, in a flash, his life ended and the driver’s would never be the same.

Sudden. Tragic. Irreversible. One can’t guarantee they will live a full, long life. One may only have 21 years, perhaps 36 years, or fewer years on this earth.

Friends, the purpose here is not to focus on death, but life. May we not take even a moment for granted. May we rejoice in the life God has given us and invest it as He leads.

“But this I say, brethren, the time is short…”
(1 Corinthians 7:29)

“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without,
redeeming the time.”
(Colossians 4:5)

And friends, if you haven’t, please settle the important matter of where you will spend eternity.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
(Romans 3:23)

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou
shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
(Romans 10:9-10)


14 thoughts on “In the Blink of an Eye”

  1. Sweet Sarah! This gave me chills, again, thank you for your beautiful, necessary, wise posts. Wow! My day is in perspective, not that it isn’t some days, but it’s things like this we need reminders of. May the Lord bless you for your diligence!!! Thank you!!!

  2. Thank you for this!

    To quote you: “May we rejoice in the life God has given us and invest it as He leads.” I’ve been thinking about this a lot this week, after finding out a close friend has faced a tragic loss. It really made me take a step back, and realize how much I have to be thankful for, and given me more of a desire to use my time for God’s glory!

    It’s so easy to let little things people do rob us, forgetting that if they were not here, we’d long for those things. I’ve been a lot more thankful for my family this week, in all their imperfections! Thankful for my imperfect husband (he has a very imperfect wife too!)…..because he’s here! Thankful for my children, who can mess the entire house up in 5 minutes, ask a bazillion questions, and interrupt me every 10 minutes….because they’re here!

    1. Oh, when it’s a close friend, it hits even closer to home. It could have been our family affected! Yes, God has given us so much, and we must be faithful with the time He’s given. It’s easy to take for granted what we have…until we don’t have it.

  3. Oh Sarah, this is SO TRUE! Reading your post is very timely for me because today would have been our dear son’s 29th birthday. Our wonderful, seemingly very healthy, strong son literally passed away in his sleep at the age of 27 due to a heart condition which he had been diagnosed with at birth. It was something that hadn’t been a problem for him for many years, so much so that we rarely thought of it anymore. He hadn’t even been on medication since he was a baby. It is quite rare for his particular condition (Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome) to be fatal, yet he went to sleep one night and never woke up in the morning. Our hearts are broken and we are still processing the shock of it almost two years later. He had accepted Jesus Christ as his savior years ago, and although I’m very sad to say he hadn’t been walking with the Lord in recent years in the way we had hoped he would, we have the assurance of the Lord’s promise that He remains faithful even when we are not. But I know you cannot lose your salvation so we have the hope of being reunited with him again someday in heaven. But there is absolutely nothing more important than knowing where you will spend eternity! Thank you for this post which is especially meaningful for me today, and God bless you and your family!

    1. Kris, I’m very sorry for your loss! I just said a prayer for you that God would continue to comfort you and your family. I’m so glad your son is in Heaven.

  4. 22 years 8 months and 2 days was our son’s life. He went to be with the Lord 4 years ago. No man knows the day nor the hour they will enter eternity. We all need to be reminded of the brevity of life. It is a vapour.

    Thank you for sharing. God bless you

  5. Thank you for this reminder, Sarah. I pray that God will help me to take it to heart and not forget it.

  6. my bestfriend was murdered when she just turn 17, my cousin died when he was young also…i almost lost my husband 4 years ago when i witness him taking his last breaths (he was defibs multiple times)… death i learned… yes living…….

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