Summary: You are not an accident you are a life of great importance and no one but you can do what you can do. In this sermon I challenge you to take great caution in living because every day you live you are writing your obituary.
I have endeavored to keep this as original as possible,there are a lot of quotes and stats used and unfortunately I do not have my original notes to show credit. It is in no way an attempt to use other peoples notes or points without giving proper credit.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
The easiest time to sum up a life is at a funeral and sum it up we do. The average obituary is be left out by those who write my obituary. What things that were so amazing to me will be deemed too ordinary to describe in that moment. Now I understand that neither time nor space will allow the writing of every thing that could be written and no one is being unkind while putting together this necessary description of a man’s life, yet I wonder, what are the highlight reels at my funeral going to look or sound like?
You may think that I am being morbid but please hear my heart. Thus far I have lived 51 years on this earth and am at a point now where I value things differently then I did even a few years ago. Life used to be slow but I ran fast, now life is fast and I run slow. I have had some incredible experiences in my short life, I have been to many amazing places and have seen so many beautiful things but most of those will never be written about.
As difficult as it may be, please allow me to write your obituary today. Please remember that I am not allowed the time to give all of the glorious details of the life you are living, I have been allotted but a few moments to sum it all up.
I. You were born
This is no small statement, for those of you who are 40 years old or younger According to World Health Organization, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.
In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion  , there are over 3,000 abortions per day.
To say that you were born is to say that you were spared for a reason. You have a reason to live. You could have been one of that staggering number who were not allowed to live.
You are not an accident you are a life of great importance and no one but you can do what you can do. We look at life too flippantly, we count it as nothing. We have thugs and murderers who kill for the mere thrill of it. Our computer games and gaming systems have baby sat a generation and far too often these baby sitters are desensitizing.
"Stop Teaching Kids to Kill," says retired Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, author of On Killing, On Combat and Warrior Mindset
￼Sandy Hook massacre has been building for years. And there is much, much worse yet to come. (They are NOT "shootings," they are massacres... five died in the "Boston Massacre," which touched off the American Revolution ... six murdered in the "St. Valentines Day Massacre" ... many times more were murdered in Sandy Hook, and we hide the reality from ourselves by calling it a "shooting" ... "shooting" is what happens on the range ... a "shooter" is the guy who got lucky during deer season! These are brutal mass murderers, committing savage massacres unlike anything seen in human history.)
This has all been building up for years. Consider the stats on officers murdered in the line of duty in the United States:
Anyone see a pattern here? Medical technology is holding DOWN the murder rate. The number of murdered cops should be going down every year.
These are criminals who practiced killing cops since they were 6 years old, every day of their lives, playing Grand Theft Auto, and now they are primed to kill cops as adults.
An "M" (mature, 17 and above ONLY) rated game is the same as an "X" rated movie! The people who manufacture the game say so. Their own industry says so!
A "T" (teen) rating means no child under 13 should play the game. Period. It is a very tragic, horrendous situation when adults let their children immerse themselves in M- rated games! Just like, sex, gambling, porn, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, guns and automobiles: these are all things that adults must not give to kids!
Not all of the kids who play these sick games will become killers, but they will all be desensitized to human death and suffering, intentionally and realistically inflicted by themselves, for their own entertainment...