None of us have the promise of tomorrow. We never know when our time is over on this earth.
The most important question is : Are you ready to go?
Christians think of death in a much different way that people of this world. Death is not a horrible monster and there is no fear of death, Death is an open door and Jesus Christ stands in that door. Death changes our dwelling place. The "sting of death" was removed at Calvary! This is my story.
we were on vacation visiting family. The Dr changed my already (5 times normal strength insulin) from twice a day to three times per day. I monitor my blood sugar levels all the time. Most of the time it is high. With the extra doses, I'd been having a few lowerreadings but not extreme.
On the 9th of August, I bean to feel the symptom sof hypoglycemia, I treated it with a couple of hard candies. D. had picked me up at my Mamas' and we went back to the hotel. D went upstairs while I was waiting in the truck. My sugar went low-very low. . I don't know how I was alert enough to take a reading but I did, it was 49.! Somehow, I knew enough to eat mints that I always carry. I vaguly recall stuffing them in my mouth and chewing, That is a very sketchy memory.
When blood sugar goes that low, you are unable to even think . You know something is wrong but cannot act on it.
When D. came back to the truck, he thought I was asleep. I have NO memory of unlocking the truck door . Only the Lord knows how I did that. D says I told him 'I needed to eat'. He took me to Wendys' and bought me a cheese burger and fries. He said I didn't know what to do with it.
Back to the hotel.. somehow I made from the truck it to the room then collapsed on the bed. I was going in and out of consciousness. D called an ambulance, He thought I was having a heart attack or stroke. I could hear D. an S, talking but they sounded far away as in a dream. I remember telling them I loved them and telling them goodbye and I remember saying I was ready to go.
Blood sugar levels can get so low that you go into a diabetic coma and that is fatal.
It wasn't a heart attack and it wasn't a stroke.. just extremely low sugar. My respiration from the ER report was only 18 when I arrived. The hospital was next door to the hotel- very short trip by ambulance.
The Dr's got my level back up but it bottomed out again. Then they bought me a sandwich, applesauce and some chips. I stayed a while in ER and then was released.
The point to all of this is.....I was ready to go and I was OK with that.
Be ready.... Be sure... Be certain you soul is right with God. Seek the Lord today, this minute, please don't wait.