Tomorrow isn’t promised. In the last 48 hours I’ve learned of passing of two fellow alumni from my alma mater, Brown University. Marlene G. Brown (West Windsor NJ) and Gideon M. Leaks (Brooklyn NY).
I knew Marlene well; we both went to high school in Great Neck NY. I just saw Gideon at a great reunion gathering in Providence, RI last month. Two great people. Both were fifty something. When people you went to college with in the early 80s pass away it makes you realize that tomorrow is surely not promised.
- Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Proverbs 27:1 ESV
I just hope that I shall wear a crown when I pass away.
This NC choir encourages me to live in such a way that I will wear that crown some day.
- In a weekend when 11 Jewish people worshiping were senselessly murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Tree of Life, let’s pray for the families of those eleven families and my two late fellow alumni. I am greatly saddened today.
- I can’t help but recall the Mother Emanuel (SC) massacre a few years ago. And the Texas church shooting more recently. I will never get comfortable with the senselessness of killing people, whatever their race or religion, while worshiping. And never will.
Please cherish today and pray for all those who are grieving the loss of loved ones, friends, or neighbors.
To God be the Glory.
Greg Silverthorne, 66 Assurance Way