The Unpredictability of Life

On the news this morning, I heard the tragic story of a young woman whose trailer home was picked up by a tornado and deposited in a tree. Her three-year-old daughter was with her. The mother and daughter were plucked from the tree and taken to a hospital, where sadly, the young mother has died. The daughter, though seriously injured, is expected to survive.

How fleeting and unpredictable is life. How little should we depend on its length and duration, how wise are those who live each day as though it may be their last. For certainly, such may be the case. David writes to these situations:

“Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.”

“As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof shall know it no more.” Psalm 90:5-6 103:15-16

Surely this understanding behooves us to “make our calling and election sure.”


About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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3 Responses to The Unpredictability of Life

  1. tommyjoe says:

    OK, Sis. Buxton, I know it must be a surprise that a male, such as I, is the first responder, but reading the last line of your entry made me think of the song (and perhaps you know it):

    In times like these, you need a Savior
    In times like these, you need an Anchor
    Be very sure, be very sure
    Your anchor holds and grips the solid Rock

    God Bless. Thinking of you & Bro. Buxton & still praying for you!

  2. writeathome says:

    I too, thought of a song as I read this post. Perhaps it runs in our family?

    Time is filled with swift transition
    naught of earth unmoved shall stand
    build your hopes on things eternal
    hold to God’s unchanging hand.

    I want to be ready when Jesus calls me home.


  3. Shirley says:

    Good evening, Carol and Tommy.

    Thanks for your visit and your comments.


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