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August 26, 2016
Running the last mile home

Editor: In recent times, we have been hearing of deaths of various kinds, either through natural disasters, natural causes, accidents or murders. It reminds us that for many of us, we may be running our last mile home.

Hebrews 9:27 reminds us that it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this comes the judgement. So today, the appointments of many of us may have arrived. It is of importance that we be aware and make the necessary preparation.{{more}}

It is sad that we live our lives the way we think is best for us. For many who find themselves indulging in pleasurable activities would claim that they are enjoying themselves and at the same time finding happiness. Where is God in all our activities? Whom are we seeking to please? Is it ourselves or is it God?

Seeing for many that they might be running their last mile home, I strongly recommend an inward look and self-examination. This would require confession of our sins to the Lord Jesus Christ, as Romans 10: 9 & 10 states. In Romans 10: 13 we are encouraged to call upon the name of the Lord and we shall be saved.

Each day we live, our journey home gets shorter. The way we live our lives is of importance. Have we ever considered that today can be our last day? If so, are we ready to die? Indeed we can be running our last mile home. Thus, let us as a people turn from our wicked ways, repent of our sins and turn to him. For those who name the name of Christ and claim to be Christians, it is important that they recognize the fact that they too can be running their last mile home. Then, we ought to make the honest effort to live a godly lives before God and man. We sometimes take things for granted and live carelessly in the name of happiness. Not recognizing that in the midst of life we are in death.

May God help to live godly lives and seek to honour him. How sad it would be for us close our eyes in death and are not prepared. I need not remind us that we don’t have to be sick to die. Indeed many are running their last mile home. Is it a place or rest or a place of torment? Only you can determine your destiny and decide where really is home in this context.

Kennard King