What a way to be woken up.  Just before midnight on October 3rd of this past year, Ruth Hamilton was woken from her sleep by the barking of her dog Toby.  Just moments later, a meteorite crashed through her ceiling into the pillow next to her.

Scientists at Western University’s physics and astronomy department in London say the rock could have been travelling at up to 200 metres per second when it went through her roof.

Experts tell us that various space debris collides with this planet about 41 times a month. But the chance of one striking your house is around one in 100 billion. I wonder what the odds are of one missing you by inches?

Two thousand years ago, Jesus’ brother James wrote these words, James 4:14 “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” Ms. Hamilton offers us all some sage advice, “Appreciate life and appreciate what you have,” she says. “I was snug in my bed, sound asleep. Had it moved over six inches, I would not be here.”

The sentiment of each thought is the same, the time to prepare for eternity is now.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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