They were probably the first words I heard Robin Williams say. My family used to watch Mork and Mindy when I was a kid. I think it was on Tuesday nights.
It’s an odd thing, as an adult, to read about the death of an actor that you followed as a child. You feel, well, not like you know them, but like there was some type of familiar… bond, no, bond is not the right word…
Robin Williams is dead.
My heart breaks for his wife, Susan Schneider, and his children. How empty and hurt they must feel; the pain must be unimaginable. We would do well to pray for them.
Apparently, he struggled with severe depression days before his death. The coroner suspects it was suicide by asphyxiation. (source)
Death is the great equalizer. Every man and woman, sooner or later, will die. Everyone will stand before Christ and be judged. (2 Corinthians 5:10).
Most people prepare for their careers by going to school or getting some training. Many prepare for their future security by saving up some money for retirement. But I wonder how many truly prepare for their death. I don’t mean to plan in advance for your funeral. How many people think through what will happen after they die?
There is life after death.
Here’s what Jesus said to someone who just lost a loved one: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
That is the key that brings eternal life: living and believing in Jesus. It is a simple plan: to trust in the One who conquered death.