Four inches of yellow paint. That is all that separates you from death at any moment when riding down the highway. Every year thousands of people die in head on collisions because someone came across those four inches of yellow paint.
Do I point that fact out to frighten you and make you nervous on the highway? It depends. If you are not a Christian, you should be fearful of death as you think about the possibility of meeting God unprepared at any moment. If you are a Christian that thought should motivate you to examine how you are spending your time today in light of life’s uncertainty.
None of us know when or how we will die. We do know however that we are one day closer to the end of our lives than we were at this time yesterday. So, whether you are saved or lost, considering the brevity and uncertainty of life should motivate you do whatever God wants of you. It should make you redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.