by Chuck Lawless
We still have several days to go in this year—which means that life could still bring difficulty and/or great joy even before a new year begins.
Nevertheless, here are eight life reminders that have grabbed my attention this year:
- Life really is precarious. The unexpected and tragic deaths of my friends and teammates, Randy and Kathy Arnett, in the spring of this year reminded me of this truth. Even still today, I find email exchanges I had with them. Pam and I miss them.
- Health is a gift. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The doctors continue to watch it closely, but God has been graciously faithful to take care of me. With every regular checkup, I’m reminded of His grace.
- All of us—that is, every one of us—is susceptible to a fall. Any of us who thinks moral failure is not a possibility is not thinking wisely. Just look around this year—the Internet now makes failures more public than ever.
- Grace is real. With each passing year, I think of how much God has forgiven me over the years. He knew when He called me to Himself that I would remain a sinner who doesn’t always win the battle, and still He saved me. I am who I am only because of grace.
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