Earlier this week, a good friend of ours from church was in a serious traffic accident in the middle of the afternoon. He was trying to do a good deed to help a motorist who'd gone off the road, but his good intentions backfired. As a result, Chip lost his leg just above the knee and for a while he was in critical condition. I'm sure he started his day just like usual and had plans with his family for the evening. Then, in a heartbeat, his whole life changed and he cross over into the Badlands. While the rest of us were going about our normal activities (and whispering frequent prayers for his recovery), he was in surgery fighting for his life. It's all such a jarring dip in the road of life.
As Sarah Young writes in Jesus Calling, "Let Scripture saturate your mind and heart, and you will walk steadily along the path of Life -- even though you don't know what will happen tomorrow.... Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Hear Me saying Peace, be still to your restless heart. No matter what happens, I will never leave you or forsake you."