What Really Matters Anyway?
Last week I was driving to work on Monday. It was snowing and I was on edge cause us Washingtonians don’t know how to drive on snow/ice. I get to Tacoma and I make it up the city hills to the ally way that I park in. I get to the office content and happy that I was warm and safe. As I was working my coworker and I noticed that the snow was coming down very heavily now. In fact the roadways were completely clear but 20 min later they were covered in snow. Needless to say we were quite alarmed at the rate at which the snow was coming down. It was only about 10:30am too. We kept checking the school districts to see if they were closing because we run on the government work policy. Most of the ones around us were closed by the school district we were in was not closed. So we worked on. Afraid of what the roads would be like 7 hrs. later.
It was about that time that I looked out side my 2nd story window just in time to see a bus come racing down the hill and crash onto the college campus next door. It hit a concrete barrier and flipped on its side. Time stood still…I was in shock…do I go do I stay? I didn’t know what to do. Every second seemed like an eternity as I watched this bus settle down on its side. In a quick instant I grabbed my coat and opened the office door and ran down the stairs. I was out in the snow hurrying to the bus. By the time I got to the front of the bus there were several people there helping out. I started helping get people off the bus. The windshield had shattered so people were climbing through that. It was crazy. There were about 20 people on board and one of them was a baby. We had to get them out of the cold into the UW Tacoma campus because many of them were in shock. Soon the medics arrived and the fire department came and they took over the situation.
As I sat came back to the office and sat at home later, I was reminded by how short life is. All it takes is a stray bus hitting you or your heart to stop working for you to be dead. I know that sounds morbid but I am serious. We take for granted how short and precious life is. Why waste it on worthless things that don’t last. Find something that really matters and get involved. The things that really matter are the eternal things. So let me ask you, how is your relationship with God? That is the most important matter to take care of. Second, what are you doing to serve Him? Jesus commands us to store up treasure in heaven and not on earth. Where are you storing yours? If you need a place to serve Him then get involved in your local church and next you can always volunteer with YMI because we always need help equipping youth to love God.