Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. - Mt 25:13
This week started like any other week.
Then on Monday, I found out our Deacon's mother-in-law passed away over the weekend.
Tuesday, I received word that a distant family member died.
Wednesday, a very close friend told me his mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer - a week after his uncle was told the same.
Thursday, a friend at church told me that last month, his mother went into the hospital for a routine colon exam and died of complications within days. His father died of a heart attack a week later.
But then on Thursday night, I heard one of the most uplifting stories I have ever heard.
A woman at my church told us how she became an altruistic kidney donor - meaning she donated one of her healthy kidneys to a complete stranger who desperately needed one.
She has a large family of her own to worry about, yet put her own health at risk because she felt God calling her to do something.
She didn't wait until her kids grew up, or until she found someone she knew who needed a kidney.
She just did it.
Today, while reflecting on the week, I saw the message weaved into all these events:
Don't put off those things - large or small - that you are going to do for God, for none of us know how much time we have left.