Making Life Count
Don’t let fear strike you down.
Moments after take-off from La Guardia Airport on January 15, 2009, a US Airways flight collided with a flock of geese. Both engines lost power, forcing Captain Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III to make an emergency landing… in the Hudson River. He told the 150 terrified passengers and five crew members to brace for impact. Ninety seconds later he glided over the George Washington Bridge and splashed down. Everyone survived and Sullenberger became a hero; the last person to leave the sinking plane. (Story reported by History.com)
We’ve all heard ‘tomorrow is promised to no one,’ and it’s true; life can change on a dime. The Psalmist even noted that God knew the number of our days before we had a single one,
It’s humbling to realize we’re one breath away from becoming an empty seat at the table. But this thought shouldn’t strike fear in our hearts—it should move us to action.
Here are three ways to make your life count today:
- Serve others rather than self: Every human is born ego-centric, but as we grow we learn that our actions have great impact on others.
- Focus on giving rather than getting: Americans are consumed with acquiring – but a legacy of generosity demonstrates God’s love and impacts others in a meaningful way. Consider leaving a gift in your will to Metropolitan Ministries; this could be a powerful way to give even after you die.
- Move from fear to faith: Many people are consumed with the cares of life, but God created you for peace.