I was channel surfing and found a show called a 1000 WAYS TO DIE. Have you seen it? The show sounds morbid, but interestingly, many of the stories I found poetic in nature, because the ones dying were all premature deaths and the recipients were committing sins right before.
The first story was of a woman holding a kissing booth. She was selling kisses for charity. She was lining her pockets with the money, when suddenly a guy shows up she had dated before. Other guys got pecks, but she gives this familiar guy a real passionate kiss. Some of the peanut brittle he was eating goes down her throat and she dies. She was allergic to peanuts and her throat swelled up and killed her.
The second story was about a Teen Christian Bible Camp. These teens were around the campfire singing Amazing Grace when one girl thought it would be a good idea to help these Christians get in touch with God by spiking the food with ecstasy. Well, it worked and the excited teens desired one another and right before they got to it. One teen decided to put the fire out with her guitar and starts smashing the flame. Smoke shoots into the throat of the girl who spiked the food and she decides to wash it down with extremely hot water and the heat causes her esophagus to constrict and she dies.
The show had more stories, however, this is the last one I will share for my purposes. This man tows vehicles for a living and likes to cheat ladies out of their money. He also likes to peep under their skirts. This man decides to take a long peep under this girl’s skirt while hooking her car up and does it improperly. He does not realize that he hooked the hook to a loose rod instead of the tow hook under the vehicle. As he draws the vehicle up the rod snaps and the hook smacks him into the head killing him.
As I watched this show I thought about how God’s grace has kept me. How many things I had done and the Lord’s mercy that has sustained me. How many situations have we been in and God’s grace allowed moments that death, could have been our story, but was not. How many bad situations have we found ourselves in and been saved?
The other side of this story is the unknown. God’s judgment often comes at a time when least expected. This is why the Bible tells us to fear the Lord. “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him, which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell (Matt. 10:28). Let us keep in mind the brevity of life and recall how frail we are and choose to live righteously. After all, there is 1000 WAYS TO DIE.