As I write this, multiple news outlets are reporting that a 29 year old Brisbane bus driver was splashed with an accelerant and set alight whilst stationary at a bus stop.
Despite the heroic efforts of first responders including a taxi driver who busted down a door to save the lives of the passengers on board who most certainly would have suffocated or even burnt alive had it not been for his efforts, the driver sadly passed away in the fire.
What an incredibly shocking way to die.
Then just four days ago, 4 people died in a horrific ride accident at the Dreamworld theme park on Brisbane’s Gold Coast.
Queensland paramedics described the injuries of the deceased as ‘incompatible with living.’ That’s basically a clinical term for saying their bodies were badly mangled… or worse. It’s not hard to imagine given the horrific nature of the accident which out of respect for the deceased and their families, I will not go into the exact details as the media has already over sensationalised it.
Again extremely shocking circumstances. This tragedy has certainly shaken those closely involved as well as the Gold Coast community and beyond.
Death. It’s a word that invokes utter fear and horror in the minds of many… and it’s something that each of us will have to face someday. Doctors all agree that 10 out of 10 people die (not that we need them to tell us that). Whether it’s tonight or in 70 odd years time, each one of us will go 6 foot under. That’s the plain, cold, hard reality of life.
Death rears its ugly head at the most unexpected times. It takes those whom we love like the wind that blows the leaves away. It’s fleetingly sweet like the vapour of a candle, but bitter like the acrid smoke when it’s snuffed out. It’s plain tragic to put it simply.
Are you ready to face death? Quite frankly that’s a confronting and uncomfortable question, right? I want you to think about that for a moment because it’s a question that warrants some serious thought.
Do you know where you will go when you leave this planet that we call home? What if your heart were to stop beating tonight… what if you were to breathe your very last breath?
Statistics show 154,000 people around the globe die each day. That breaks down to roughly 107 people a minute or 2 per second!
If you are concerned about where you will spend eternity, then I invite you to check out the short video below.