Death is real.
I was reminded of this just two days ago when I learned that a former classmate of mine, Leisha Newman Rohrer, passed away. We were in the same graduation class.
Another classmate, Barbara Hatcher contacted me and told me that Leisha had gotten sick suddenly. She passed away in the emergency room at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond early on Tuesday morning.
I had known Leisha most of my life. We went to Spring Creek High School together. One year, several students went on a quick trip to Washington D.C. Leisha and I, along with many others were on that trip.
I hadn’t seen Leisha in a long time. I honestly don’t remember the last time I did… although I kept up with her on Facebook some. But hearing that she was dead… we were the same age… I wasn’t expecting Leisha Rohrer to pass away.
This is a reminder to me and everyone that death is certain. Someone has said that, “Life’s ultimate statistic is that one out of one dies.”
Someone else has said, “You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the grim repair.”
We all face death but, are we ready for death?
Has there been a time when you invited Jesus Christ into your heart to save you? If there has, then you are ready for death. If there hasn’t been, then you need to trust Christ as Savior.
Ok, if you are saved… are you living for Christ? Are you at peace with your family and your fellow man? Are you ready to stand before the Lord and give an account of the life you have led?
None of us are perfect… but, we will one day stand before the Lord. Are you serving Christ? Are you living for Christ?
I never expected to hear that a fifty-seven year old lady who I went to school with had passed away. Nor did her family. But it happened… death is real… Are we ready for it?
Death is real.