In the parable of the rich fool (Luke chapter 12) Jesus tells us about a wealthy farmer who thought he had it made. He was very prosperous, and buillt more barns to store his wealth. He was so comfortable that he had no concern about God. He decided to sit back and gloat over his wealth – to eat, drink and be merry. But then God said to him “you fool ! this very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be ?”
There comes a time when each of us will meet face to face with God. We don’t know when or how, but it will happen. Lately I have become very aware of my mortallity. I want to be ready to meet God, it could be this very night or I could live to be 100. I need to live each day ready to meet God, because in actual fact I am always in His presence, always on the edge of eternity. I need to stick as close to Jesus Christ as I can.