19 Apr

Here is Something to Think About!

I recall a play that I was in while attending high school.  This was back several years (1967).  But the memories of the play still come back to me very vividly.

The drama teacher would put on one-act plays in the spring.  I tried out for one of them, and was given a part in “Perchance to Dream.”* The story goes like this:  There were various people who were riding a train.  They all had their hopes and aspirations for living out the good life.  On board the train, also, were two people who were construction workers.  In this scene we heard them discussing the inferior work that they did in building a bridge for the train.  They didn’t think that anything would happen to the train any time too soon.  They seemed to be smug as they traveled along their way.  The other passengers were not aware of the construction workers and their comments.

The ending of the play was very startling.  A newspaper boy came out and cried, “Extry! Extry!  Read all about the big train wreck.  All passengers killed.”  All their dreams came crashing to an end.

The lesson of the play is obvious to all!  You don’t know when your time is up.  It reminds me of two verses in the Bible that says, “Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  For what is your life?  It is like a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and vanisheth away,” James 4:13 – 14.

I had an experience in my life that made me think seriously about life.  On August 24, 2010, I had just finished lunch and was on my way to the airport to see my daughter off to college.  All of a sudden I felt my right side was going to sleep.  I tried to shake it off, but to no avail.  I knew something was wrong, so I stopped and pulled over.  When I did immediately they called an ambulance and rushed me to the hospital.  They determined that I had a stroke, which left me paralyzed on my right side.

2 Corinthians 6:2b says, “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”  The key word in that verse is “now”.   Fortunately, I got saved many years before 2010!  But, if you are one who has put off the decision to receive Christ, let me urge you to do it today before it is too late.

*Written by Chloe Gartner; published by Samuel French

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