We had just gotten the news that a nearby dam broke. We knew the flood waters were headed our way. There was simply no way to escape this natural disaster. My heart was pounding as I frantically sought to prepare my wife and four boys for the unknown ahead.
Through a house window we could see the water gushing our way from a distance. I became very emotional as I really didn’t know if I would ever see my family again here on earth. Everyone was holding on tightly to each other, just bracing for the worse. My five year old had his arms locked around my neck just hoping his daddy would take care of him.
One of my sons asked, “Daddy, why are you crying so much?” I said, “Guys I just love you all so much. And, I don’t want anything to happen to any of you.” He says, “Daddy, it’s not like we’re going to die or something.” I quickly replied, “Son, I can’t promise you what’s going to happen next. Let’s just pray right now and put it all in God’s hands.”
Praise God, right after that my cell phone rang. As I checked to see who was calling I realized I had just been dreaming. Never was I anymore thankful that this was just a dream. I immediately went into the kitchen, gave my wife a great big hug and told her I just had the worst dream ever.
Ironically, I had gone to bed the night before preparing a sermon entitled “Guard Your Home.” This served as a reminder that none of us know what tomorrow or even the next moment will hold. We have to do everything we can to prepare ourselves and our family for the next unknown moment.
Truth is we’re all going to die someday. There should never be a day we don’t live with eternity in mind. Daily we should express our love for one another. Never should we lose sight that in the end, only our hope in Jesus Christ will remain.
(Hebrews 13:8)(NIV) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
(Romans 10:9)(NIV) If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
(Hebrews 6:19)(NIV) We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.