January 25, 2012
Have you heard about the family in Ontario that is appealing the water bill that was received by their late father’s estate? Apparently, when their dad passed away he left the tap running in the bathroom and it was three weeks and $586.44 worth of water down the drain before his body was found. Three weeks! I certainly hope that when (notice that I said “when”, not “if”) I die, that I will be missed by someone, anyone, in less than three weeks. I don’t want to be critical of a family I don’t know but three weeks is a long time for your absence to go unnoticed.
It did get me thinking about the impact that we have on those around us. The Bible describes our life as a morning mist, here and then gone, but even a morning mist is noticed by those nearby. Back at creation, God said “It is not good for man to be alone.” Not to live alone and not to die alone.
Is there someone important in your life that could be gone for three weeks before you realized they were missing? If so, why don’t you pick up the phone and give them a call today? Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.