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If I Get A Tomorrow

leavesandgrass.jpgToday was a different day. Sort of like this picture. It doesn’t really make much sense. I mean, its all the elements that we would expect about a leaf and green grass, but there is something still odd about it. Today was kind of odd and different.

Work seemed to fly by in the beginning with no problems. Had some problems towards the end of the shift with the plumbing, but I stayed late and it was taken care of. During that time though I received some kind of intense news. Someone close to our church and friends died suddenly last night. He was a great father and husband. His death came sudden to the family and it was not expected. He was a middle aged man who loved the Lord Jesus Christ; he love his family; and he loved the military.

You see, he was chaplain, and his job consisted of telling families that their sons and/or daughters have died in service to our country. All he wanted to do was tell the men and women in the military about Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. But God decided last night that it would be better for this man to be with Him. Sometimes these things happen, and they happen so fast that we don’t really understand everything that is going on. I spent a lot of time today with the family and it was hard. There were many tears. There were many hugs. Yet in all of this, they know their father is spending his eternity with Christ in heaven.

My wife and I spent some of the late evening just crying together for the family. We had a quiet dinner, but that’s OK. When something like this hits close to home you can’t help but think about those you love, and those who are close to you whom you wouldn’t want to lose. We are recently married, and the thought of losing my wife is very difficult. God has his timing, and it is perfect. Sometimes we don’t understand it, but God has a plan. I just need to trust the Lord with my life on a daily basis. Allow him to work in and through me to mature me and show me that my days are numbered. What am I doing with my life? What am I doing for Christ? All I can say is that if the Lord gives me a tomorrow, I will glorfiy him. I will honor him and trust him, because that’s what I’m called to do.

Goodnight.

2 replies on “If I Get A Tomorrow”

Hi Shay,

You don’t know me but I know you, you serve me Coffee every other day. I guess I should introduce myself. I am a pastor on staff at The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, I am also the President of Los Angeles Community Builders Inc, that is the organization who’s web site I have refered you to.

Anyway that is not my motivation for contacting you as much as it is my passion to share with you and your wife about my other business, BWGDevelopment, the BWG standing for Bankrupting the World’s Graveyards. You see I truly believe that the Graveyards of this world are some of the wealthiest places. People are buried there who never fullfilled their God-given purpose in live. They are filled with unfulfilled dreams, books that were never writen, paintings that were never painted, songs that were never recorded and sung, businesses that were opened, inventions never brought to fruition. The bottom line is that you have a God given gift, dont allow it to be wasted. Remember that he who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it. If you are open to talking sometime about what I have written to you, email me a response to rbradder@tcotw.org. I will say hi then next time i come for my Caramel Machiatto.

God Bless

Pastor Ross Bradder

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