but i was also reminded of the stinging truth that i can't say the same about my classmate maybe, or that girl down the hall, or perhaps my professor. friends, we have been given life, and life with purpose. we are intentionally made, and we can't let life slip through our fingers without spreading true life!
it is my prayer today, and every day, that we would never forget that we are alive, with purpose... that we would never forget that there are people all around us who don't know this true life because they don't know Jesus. that God would instill within us urgency and drive and perspective and deep love for the people around us. and that out of a love that's deepest desire is to see them truly ALIVE, we would act.
this life is a beautiful gift, but it's short. i hope that the next time you find yourself outside and you see your breath in the cold winter air, you think of what a gift life is. let it remind you not to waste the day, the hour, the minute that has been given! because it will be gone. may we never forget!