The Fragility of Life

Dan with his brothers, Rick and Bob

A number of events these past few months have caused me (Dan) to reflect on the fragility of our lives. First, we, like millions of others, experienced significant financial loss.

Then in August, my brother, Rick, was killed in a farm accident when some heavy steel corral panels fell on him. No one expected such a sudden ending of his life on earth. My brother, Bob, and I were thankful that we had had a good time with him just one month before when we took the photo below. (Rick is on the left.)

This past week, a neighbor boy only a few doors down from our house died from a drug overdose. He lived a troubled life, and it was disturbing to see it end at only 21 years of age.

All of these earthly troubles remind me that our hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ, not in ourselves or other people. My brother, Rick, had that hope, and he is with his Lord, but I wonder whether the neighbor boy had any hope.

We desire to continue in our ministry with HCJB Global and our local church because we want others to know that this fragile life only makes sense when it revolves around Jesus Christ. As the Apostle Paul said, “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 NIV