“Pale death knocks with impartial foot at poor men’s hovels and king’s palaces.” –Horace
Death is one of two great equalizers…
There is a website (www.deathclock.com) that purports to be able to predict the time of your death. The site takes into account when you were born, your attitude toward life and your body mass index. There is nothing in there about physics. Nothing about whether a bus and your body can occupy the same space at the same time. Here was the date predicted for my departure from this earth and the number of seconds I had left as of a few of days ago.
Sunday, October 31, 2049
Seconds left to live…
The good news is I get to die on Reformation Sunday! The bad news is this is bunch of hooey. I hope you know that even if the site had taken into account the physics of my life its prediction would be meaningless.
There is one who knows the hour of my death, and it could be tomorrow or Reformation Sunday, 2049 . The date and time are not important. The surety of the event is.
Hebrews 9:27 -28 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
I love that word “appointed.” My death will not be a tragic correspondence of chance and time. My Father is in control of even that event in my life and the same God who set a time for His Son’s death set mine as well.
Acts 2:22-24 22“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know– 23this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.
Check out the deathclock then go to Saint Anne’s Public House. There you will find an excellent audio magazine hosted by Joost Nixon. Their latest pour is titled “Death.”
Death is not the greatest equalizer though… There is one greater still.
Gal 3:28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Trust in Christ alone! For though death comes to all eternal life is given only to those who believe.