Seventeen years ago today (October 4, 1994), David “Burney” Dunn died a tragic death. I knew him in college. I remember him as a soft-spoken guy who played some really good soccer. He was the starting sweeper for our championship soccer team. At the time of his death, I believe that he was in Alaska, studying for his doctorate.
Today isn’t only a day to remember his life. It’s also a day to remember the shortness of our lives. I can hardly believe that it was seventeen years ago that I received the phone call telling me of his death. It doesn’t seem nearly that long ago.
Time continues to pass quickly. We will soon be at death’s door as well. It won’t seem to be too long from now. It would be wise to prepare for that day. Our life is but a vapor (James 4:14). So let us pray with Moses, “Teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).