Four weeks ago my day started out like any other day with things to do, places to go, and people to see. Everything going as it always does. It was a beautiful day so I decided to take the motorcycle into Tomah for Wednesday night Bible study. It was a good study and a good night of fellowship. Everything was as it should be, life as usual.

Life as usual ended when I hit a deer with my motorcycle on the ride home. As I go through the healing process, I look forward to the time when things will be “normal” again but more than just the usual.  As I look back on this accident, I see everything that has happened to be nothing short of miraculous. I had lots of bruises, road rash, three broken ribs and a collapsed lung but I am not dead. Not only am I still alive but I am completely ambulatory and did not suffer any brain damage or any of the other things that could and maybe should have happened. Every day since the accident I now count as a “bonus day”.

We never know how many days we have left and tend to live each day as if there were some guarantee that there will be another one. Well, there is no guarantee. What we do today may be the last thing we do in this life. All the things we want to do or know we should do will never get done because we believe there will be time to do it.

As a disciple of Christ, I need to be living every day as a “bonus day”. Giving each and every day to the Lord. Seeking to grow in my relationship with Him as I share the good news with those around me. Letting His light of love, grace, mercy and hope shine in and through me.  A day when I am doing those things that my Lord has called me to do and will bring glory to Him. 

The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make His face to shine upon

you and be gracious to you;

the Lord lift up His countenance

upon you and give you peace.”

God loves you and so do I, Dana

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