From Riki Schoppert, Director of Worship Arts …
Lately, I have been reminded that life is short. Twice in the last 6 weeks, relatively young people in the St. Andrew universe (ages 33 and 41) have gone to be with Jesus completely unexpectedly. There was no time for preparation or even a thought that their earthly lives were coming to an end. And while I know that no one promised me a long life, it makes me think about what regrets I might have if I met Jesus tomorrow. Have I told my husband and sons that I love them often enough? Have I done my best to fulfill my mission in this world? Have I made enough progress on my bucket list in general? (And that’s a rabbit hole you don’t want to get too caught up in.) At times like this, it’s good to just take a breath. While you want to seize opportunities when they come, you also need to breathe. Enjoy the sunset. Take joy in your loved ones. Listen to good music. Catch a hockey game. Enjoy the now and live in hope for the future. Because whatever happens, Jesus is waiting for you on the other side. And that is a promise.
“But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”