"1Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2And Jesus said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate? 3“I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4“Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem? 5“I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”"
No one, and I mean No ONE...is promised a certain number of days to live. Some lives are 'cut short' in our estimation.
An earthquake in Haiti, a hospital in Bruges, a park bench in Milwaukee. You never know where or when your final day will come.
What is the worst thing that can happen to a person? To die in his or her sins without repentance, without hope.
Miep Gies passed away this week-the lady who helped hide Anne Frank and her family. She is the one who found Anne's diary, returning it to Otto Frank after the war. A well intentioned commenter elsewhere said that Gies "had earned her way to Heaven" due to her compassionate helping of the Franks.
She may be in Heaven, but only if she trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior.
As Jesus said, "unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."
May God extend to you His Grace, and the faith to believe.