It was the most terrible thing I have ever witnessed in my life! While announcing our high school football game tonight, I along with hundreds of spectators witnessed God calling Home the head referee. He was about to signal a penalty early in the first quarter, but then collapsed on the field. Within seconds, medical teams were administering CPR. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The entire stadium was in shock. God bless his family and all his friends.
Tonight was a sad reminder just how quickly life can end. If you know someone who is not saved, I urge you to tell them about Jesus Christ. We never know when we will take our last breath; we never know when our time will be up. I learned that the referee was a devoted Christian and is in the loving arms of Jesus right now. Praise God! It is so sad to hear of someone dying, let alone actually watching it happen right before your eyes. But it would be far worse to learn that the person was not a Christian. I am still pretty shaken about what I witnessed tonight. But I do find peace in knowing the referee is in heaven. Friends, now is the time to share Christ with everyone you love.
Exodus 33:14 says, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
Father, please be with his family and also be with all those hundreds of people who watched his life come to an end. In Jesus name, Amen.