Narrowly escaping the jaws of a large reptile might get you thinking about your life. But you don't have to wait 'til then to make important changes.
C. S. Lewis wrote wrote that pain is God's megaphone — something He uses when He can't get our attention any other way. I know at least one Christian who has an idea of what that's like: God got his attention after — and I'm not making this up — he was nearly eaten by a crocodile.
Bill Beattie was a businessman whose life was going quite well. He'd been happily married for 35 years, and his three children were leading productive lives. He expected to spend the years ahead peacefully serving as an elder in his church in Danbury, Connecticut.