Today is a very big day for me, even though it will pass by with little to no fanfare. Today marks one year since two stents were placed in my heart!
A year ago, yesterday, my wife and I had driven down here to Warthen for a face-to-face interview with the search committee at Bethlehem Baptist. Just a few hours later I was in the local hospital with odd chest pains.
A short while after that I was being transported by ambulance to Macon, Georgia where I was admitted and prepped for heart surgery.
One year ago I almost died from a heart attack. Now, a year later, I could end up dying from a virus!
You Never Know
I’m glad to be alive (even though Heaven would be great). I’m thankful to God for sparing my life and answering the question, “What’s a person supposed to do if they have a heart attack in this town?”
But, seriously, none of us know what tomorrow holds, do we? One day everything could be perfectly fine, normal, no problems, and then the next day your world could be turned upside down.
What started out as a Chinese thing has now infected most of the world. Literally, just one hour ago (as of this writing), I was told by a Sheriff’s Deputy that our rural county had its first confirmed case of Coronavirus and that the Mayor had declared a state of emergency. Then, not even 15 minutes after that, my wife informed me that her cousin’s wife, Amber, tested positive for the virus.
Again, one never knows from one moment to the next what tomorrow holds. It could be a heart attack, a virus, an accident, or even cancer – you just don’t know.
But God knows.
That is why He says “now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
We are living in a very dangerous time, and it’s only getting worse. Add to that the already uncertainty of life, what confidence do you have that you’ll be around a year from now? Even a month from now? It’s impossible to know!
Therefore, if you are in the least bit unsure of where you would spend eternity, PLEASE take a moment and read this simple explanation of the gospel and how to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ. And if you do, please let me know!
My heart attack was a wake-up call. This virus, I believe, is God’s wake-up call to the world.
While YOU are still alive, take advantage of the opportunity to live forever.