The craziest thing happened while I was sitting here. Jim’s heart started beeping. Loudly. Jim is the pastor who shares the office with me, and apparently at 10:06 every morning, his heart beeps for 45 seconds very loudly. It was crazy! He explained it to me, it’s his pacemaker. The thing is talking to him, because the battery is starting to wear out, and has to be replaced in the next two months.
First of all, having your heart beep at you, and I mean loudly beep at you, is freaky enough. But then to be told that the battery in it will only last two more months, that’s some stiff news. Jim has to schedule an appointment to get his pacemaker replaced. Major surgery. Big time stuff.
Yet, Jim handles it all pretty well. I mean, I’m sure he worries about it at some level, but his faith seems to be carrying him along.
Now before we get all upset about Jim, we need to consider that the only difference between him and us is his heart beeps loudly. Listening to him explain what is going on reminded me that we all have a beeping heart at some level or another. Death is that topic we all hate to admit exists, yet it’s simply a universal part of living. So, the real question is what do we do while our heart is still beating along? How do we invest our days? It’s the age old question, yet it is still well worth asking. And answering.
Invest your day well today. After you read this, pray. Ask God what He has for you. Listen to what He says. The beeping is only the signal for a transition. What we do here carries on once we are done. Don’t be afraid of what is coming. Let your faith carry you. But don’t miss today either.