Rest in Peace
By: R. L. Wilson
COVID-19 hit just a little too close to home last week when a member of my church died from complications of the disease.
I first met Miguel when he was a student in our ESL program, occasionally in one of my classes. I can’t say that I ever saw him without a smile on his face, always, always ready to help in any way he could. He will be sorely missed.
Tragically, Miguel was only 45 years old and in seemingly good health, so it was a shock when I heard that he had died.
But it also reminded me that tomorrow is never promised for any of us. We all think we should get that “threescore and ten” years, and most of us think we’ll make it to fourscore because of our healthy choices (Psalm 90:10). But the truth is, many of us won’t. Wars, disease, accidents, and crime have ended far too many lives far too soon.
So in Miguel’s memory, I urge you, “choose you this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15). Don’t assume you can make the decision to follow Christ tomorrow. Today, right now, if you have not already done so, call upon the name of the Lord, and be saved (Rom. 10:13).
Our frequent guest Dr. Jimmy DeYoung gives this outline:
A-admit that you are a sinner (Romans 3:23)
B-believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins (John 3:16)
C-call upon Him, and accept His free gift of salvation (Romans 10:13).
Please, please do so today. I would so dearly love to know that you will meet Miguel in heaven. Rest in peace, my amigo.