In whatever way the pendulum swings the sickness /or death that kills your peer is sending a proverb to you. Whenever someone that is healthy, strong, energetic becomes terminally ill and is set to depart; we should pause to examine ourselves. It could be you; for only God Almighty knows who will be alive tomorrow; let alone who seats in Aso rock or any government house.
As we pray for Mr. President let us wish him quick recovery.
Everyone has a date with DEATH. We do not know when and how it will happen.
It may be sudden. It may come through motor accident; Air crash, shipwreck, sickness. Or the heart beat may just stop its function while sleeping. Death which awaits everybody will come like a twinkled of an eye 1Cor. 15:52. It is not he that is ill that dies. We all have appointment with Mr. Death. For those who are so conclusive about the fate of Mr. president, let them take notice that God can still grant him more fruitful years like he did to Hezekiah. Let politicians put their houses in order for Mr. president may live to spend more years than they had imagined. They should remember Zik of Africa how he outlive those who wished him dead.
However anybody who is above 40 years should have had a will prepared. People should be ready for in such an hour they think not death do occur. Many think writing a will means death is at the corner. It does not mean that. It means that if death should come any moment, you are ready to go. Be prepared. Settle any quarrel between you and others, Heb 12:1. Try your best to live holy on a daily basis. This is because without holiness no man shall see God. For as he which has called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversations. Don't wish others death.
You should work as if there is no tomorrow and that everyday is the last day. Eccl.9:10 says whatsoever thy hand find to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, no device no knowledge, no wisdom in the grave whither thou goeth. There is no need to postpone work or issues; for tomorrow may never come.
Luke 21:34 - 'And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day comes upon you unaware. What awaits Mr. President in sickness awaits all.
Life is a finish and go affairs. It is just that we do not know the finishing line. Only God knows how long the allotted time/space we have to cover will last.
It means that we should have a goal in life to accomplish. Whether you have a goal or not TIME FLIES FOR EVERYBODY.
No matter what anybody tells you, you are not any younger. You are growing old by the day. The calendar in heaven is ticking away.
Everyone must realize that Mr. Death has a goal for everybody. Mr. Death does not care whether you are Mr. President an ordinary citizen. He does not care whether your term in office is about to end or not. He does not care whether you have achieved anything or not. From the day of birth you begin the journey to the grave. It is just that we do not think about it as we live. But it is the truth.
When you are asked how old are you, they are telling you or asking you how much time you have left to enter the grave.
God has appointed a time for everything, He wants us to accomplish on earth. Job 7:1 says: Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? Are not his days also like the days of an hireling. There is a time when you can do what you want to do and it will be acceptable. No body knows the time allotted by God to Mr. President to serve the nation. We can not hurry it to pass. In Acts 17:26-28, the bible makes clear that God allocated time to everybody in His own mighty plan. When God says the time is up, it is so because in Him we move and live and have our being.
It is Mr. President's turn today to be ill, it will be your turn anytime; for no one will live forever. Be prepared.