A Visit To The Death Clock

There is an interesting web site entitled, “The Death Clock.” The site claims to predict when a person will die. After answering a series of questions, the projected date of death appears along with a digital clock counting down the number of seconds an individual has left to live. While it is based on current life-expectancy charts – seeing it on a computer screen makes it more vivid. As the site says, it’s “The Internets friendly reminder that life is slipping away.”

God in His wisdom doesn’t tell us the day of our death. Nor do we know the day of Christ’s return. The Bible urges us to live for Christ and be prepared for either event. Peter wrote:

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers …. Have fervent love for one another …. Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:7-10).

Jesus said, “Be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect …. Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes” (Luke 12:40; Luke 12:43).

Beloved, as Christians, we need not panic as we see our time slipping away. Rather, let’s live every moment for Christ and always be prepared for His coming (Matthew 24:44; Luke 12:40).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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