Like many of you despite my best intentions, I stressed over Thanksgiving and having 20 people over my house. I obsessed over the amount of baking, chopping, cooking and cleaning that the holiday entails. About an hour before our guests arrived, my husband and I were fussing at each other in the kitchen. Neither of us portrayed a shining example of a Christian. Thank goodness, the weather was mild and the girls were playing on their swing set. All went well as it always does, and we enjoyed our family and the day.
Today, we pulled down all the Christmas boxes from the attic, decorated the tree, put up the outside lights, and took our girls with their cousin to see the Garden of Lights tour local botanical gardens. Another fun, but hectic day.
While I was putting our youngest daughter to bed, my husband got the call. His brother Knight, a beloved friend died of a massive heart attack. He was an active, fun-loving, generous man, not much older than my husband. When my husband told me the news, we looked at each other, and a thought flashed through both of our minds, it could have been him.
Be prepared, and focus on what’s important. “But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone…”(Matthew 24:36)
Please pray for the soul of our departed friend, and family, especially his beloved wife.