On Thursday night, February 28, Jeff Bush went to bed.
Normally, when we have locked the doors, snuggled under the covers, and dozed off into la-la land, we feel about as safe as it is possible to feel here on planet earth.
Five other people were in the house that night. Suddenly, they heard screams coming from Jeff's bedroom.
They were all shocked and had no idea what was going on.
Jeff did not know what was going on either.
In a moment of time, he, his bed, and his entire bedroom were 60 feet down in a huge dark hole, a cenote!
Unbeknown to anyone, beneath the house, directly under Jeff's bedroom, was porous geological bedrock.
We cannot even begin to imagine what he was thinking. It must have seemed like the wildest nightmare of his life.
But it was not a nightmare!
It was real.
Within a few short minutes the sides of the huge hole began to cave in upon Jeff Bush.
And shortly after that he was dead.
But this was not the first time something like this took place:
Numbers 16:32 "The earth opened its mouth and swallowed the men."
The family was in shock. His brother heard his screams and he attempted to rescue him, but it was an impossible task.
"Lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death" (Psalm 13:3).
None of us go to bed expecting to wake up in either heaven or hell!
I'm sure this was the furthest thing from Jeff's mind that fateful night. He was young, in good health, and only 37-years-old.
But are any of us guaranteed tomorrow?
No, we are not! But we are guaranteed to live forever . . . somewhere!
The important thing is that each of us is ready to step out into eternity. The most important question we can answer here on earth is: "Where will you spend forever?"
They did recover a family Bible in the house.
I hope that Jeff Bush read it and had accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
But merely having a Bible in your house does not guarantee that you will go to heaven when you die.
Tonight, before you go to bed make sure that your heart is right with God.
In the strange days in which we are living . . . one never knows what is just around the corner.
"Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber or sleep" (Ps. 121:4).
If you are not sure where you will spend eternity, go to my website, FLC7.com and it will tell you how you can be sure where you will go when you die.
Holy cow! Now another guy, out golfing near St. Louis, Mo. gets buried by another sink hole.
We are living in very strange days!
Read about it: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/fairway-sinkhole-swallows-golfer-at-annbriar/article_1e0035d1-6ac2-59b4-ad5f-66a28c631e36.html