September 2

DAILY READINGS: 2 Sam. 18:1-19:8; Jeremiah 2:1-3:5; Gal. 4:1-20

And Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the highway. And anyone who came by, seeing him, stopped. And when the man saw that all the people stopped, he carried Amasa out of the highway into the field and threw a garment over him.
2 Samuel 20:12 

People stop and stare when lives are ended abruptly. It’s a solemn reminder of human frailty, the brevity of life, surety of death, and length of eternity. Death is not an if, but a when. Not how, but where. When it finds you, will you be ready for eternity? —Rex Trogdon

Life at best is very brief, like the falling of a leaf,
Like the binding of a sheaf, be in time.
Fleeting days are telling fast, that the die will soon be cast,
And the fatal line be passed, be in time. —Anonymous