Dr. Tauseef Afridi writes on Facebook: “Michael Jackson (singer and songwriter) wanted to live for 150 years. He appointed 12 doctors at home who would daily examine him from hair to toenails. His food was always tested in the laboratory before serving. Another 15 people were appointed to look after his daily exercise and workout. His bed had the technology to regulate the oxygen level. Organ donors were kept ready so that whenever needed they could immediately donate their organ. The maintenance of these donors was taken care of by him. He was proceeding with a dream of living for 150 years. Alas! He failed. On 25th June 2009, at the age of 50, his heart stopped functioning. The constant effort of those 12 doctors didn’t work. Even, the combined efforts of doctors from Los Angeles and California too couldn’t save him.”
Sadly, Michael Jackson thought that his life was in his hands or under his control. What a blessed statement by King David? “My time is in your hands.” (Psalms 31:15)
1) Gift: Life is God’s gift. God is the provider of life for humans. It is a free gift of God. No one came into this world seeking opportunity to come into the world. In fact, we were sent into the world by God.
2) Grace: The length of life is God’s grace. It could be short or long, yet gives a person enough time in this world to accomplish His plan and purpose in this life. Those who are sensitive to His grace, seek, find and do His will in this world.
3) Glory: God created humans for His Glory. (Isaiah 43:7) All humans are expected to do things that bring honour and glory to God, and reflect his righteousness, goodness, and divine attributes. Paul exhorts believers to glorify God in all that we do. (I Corinthians 10:31) It could be an everyday mundane chore of drinking water or eating food, that should be for the glory of God.
Do I celebrate my life to bring glory to God?