The gift of life and the reality of death becomes clearer when you go to 2 memorial services within one week and one of the people is only 46 years old. He had little warning – 1 short day in the hospital. It could have been me and it could have been you – simply a bacterial blood infection that spread quickly. So, today, LORD, I am so grateful that I can give every worry and concern over to You and in exchange Your peace will fill up both my mind and my heart – the way I think about things and the way I feel about myself and others. It’s a great way to live and a great way to die.