Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Topic of the Day -- Our Final Day

It has been six years today that my beautiful niece Crystal was snatched from us. She died in an auto accident.

The last time I saw her I didn't know it would be our final conversation, our final smiles exchanged, our final hug. There was no sign pasted across her forehead telling me, "Make the most of this moment. It is your last."

Isaiah 40:6-8 says, "People are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field. The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the Lord. And so it is with people. The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the Word of our God stands forever."

We forget our time here is short. In our busyness we lose sight that any moment may be our last. Make the most of the moments. Do not waste time on trivial ambitions. Forgive others. Love one another. Desire God.

Savor the moments you've been given.

Grace and peace to you from God.


We miss you Crystal.


  1. Bonnie, So sorry for your loss. Your niece was beautiful! Thank you for the reminder of how short life is and how we should make the most of it. Desire God, forgive one another, love one another.


  2. Hi Judy. Thank you for your response and I love the order in which you placed the good things we need to be doing.

    Grace and peace to you.

  3. What a beautiful smile!

    It is so easy to charge through my day and not think about the moments that could turn precious or regretful the very next second.

    May your family be comforted today!


  4. She was beautiful, Kristen.

    We all go charging along. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we truly grabbed hold and fully experienced all the precious moments given by God.

  5. I'm sorry too.

    she was very pretty.


  6. Thank you, Jel.

    And hugs to you.