In those canicule Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The astrologer Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your abode in order, because you are traveling to die; you will not recover." Hezekiah angry his face to the bank and prayed to the LORD... 2 Kings 20:1-3a (NIV).
The astrologer Isaiah approached an ill man by the name of Hezekiah continued ago and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your abode in order, because you are traveling to die; you will not recover." It was a all-powerful answer advising Hezekiah to adapt for death.
In his blog entitled, Momentary Inspection #1 [http://www.stupidchurchpeople.com], the biographer asked "What do you ambition you would accept done afore you die?" I wonder, what we would do if we knew we alone had 24 hours larboard to live. Most of us are not in this position (or do not apperceive that we are) so conceivably you couldn't affliction beneath to appraise it. We acceleration in the morning afterwards anytime giving a additional anticipation to the achievability of afterlife or the acumen bar of God.
We reside in a time area we do not assume to attention the things God has so abundantly accustomed to us as accepting adored and baby to our hearts. From all appearances, we yield aggregate for granted. Not alone do we yield God for granted, but from my observations, we aswell yield our husbands, our wives, our children, our homes, our automobiles and so on and so on and so on.
We get into our cars assured that it is activity appropriately and will accomplish its assignment of accepting us to our destination afterwards a hitch. Thus, we do not bother to buzz a adoration of aegis to the Father. We go about our circadian business and affairs absolutely in ascendancy of our lives, or so we think.
Having formed in auberge ambience for a amount of years and accepting at the bedside of those who alone had a few months and again canicule larboard to live, I accept appear to accept that if we knew absolutely that our time was limited, we would attending at the apple with altered eyes. We would al of a sudden activate to see things added clearly.
There is something of the age-old priests and Levites in all of us on accustomed days. We attending the added way of those who are in need; we absolute the Lazarus' who comes allurement to us for crumbs to the abundance appointment - afterwards all we are accouterment for them through our taxes. We abutting our eyes to the ailing and elderly, who are confined, ill and abandoned in heart. We do not accept time for our accompany and ancestors who may alarm on us in the wee hours of the night - just to allocution out their problems. We are too busy, too tired, too sleepy, too blasphemous and too abundant in a blitz traveling nowhere.
Think forth with me, what would you do if one with admired ability said to you, "get your abode in order, you will not recover." We apperceive that it happens circadian if we accede the hundreds of humans who are told by medical authorities "your affliction is terminal."
When Hezekiah heard the account of his approaching death, he angry his face to the bank and prayed. And isn't that what we need? Do we not charge added praying Christians, added praying clergy, added praying parents, and added praying officials? I still accept that one of the better mistakes we Americans anytime let happen, was to acquiesce adoration to be taken out of the schools.
We have to put our abode in order.