Saturday, July 28, 2007

Sudden Reminders of Mortality

Though I am not in general an avid supporter of my undergraduate alma mater (to know why, read this book), I do like to follow its sports teams. It was a real shock to read the news this week of the sudden death of Wake basketball coach, Skip Prosser, at age 56 (the quad was rolled in his honor). It serves as another reminder, if we needed it, that "the grass withers and the flower fades" (Isa 40:8) and that no man knows his time (Ecc 9:12). Somehow people are not supposed to die in places where you spent your youth. Tomorrow afternoon I will get another reminder of our frailty as I lead a funeral service for a 91 year old woman.


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