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The Facts Of Life
By Steve Higginbotham
August 18, 2004
 
 

I can think of four facts that pretty much sum up what we need to know about life.  Here they are:

  • Life is short.
  • Death is certain.
  • Judgment is sure.
  • Eternity is long.
I don't wish to oversimplify the complexity of life.  There are many unexpected twists and turns in life.  What one plans for himself and his future, is often never realized.  I have had, on a few occasions, the opportunity to speak to a few graduating classes of High School seniors.  They are so full of hopes and dreams for the future.  None of them could, at that point, imagine their future in any way other than success, good health, and happiness.  Yet, experience tells me that such an outcome won't be realized by all.
 
How has life turned out for you?  Have your dreams been realized?  Are you happy and fulfilled?  Are you where you thought you would be?  Or has life been difficult for you?  Has your life been racked with illness, losses, pain, and failures?  Friends, whether your dreams have come true or turned to nightmares, it matters not so long as we can keep before us these four facts of life:
  • Life is short.
  • Death is certain.
  • Judgment is sure.
  • Eternity is long.

 

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