Statisticians have calculated the "mortality rate" for the world to be roughly .883 percent. This means that 1 out of every 113 people in the world died last year.
Based on this rate, here is an estimate of the incidence of death among people now living in the world:
- 1.78 deaths per second
- 107 deaths per minute
- 6,390 deaths per hour
- 153,000 deaths per day
- 56.0 million deaths per year
- 3.9 billion deaths per average lifetime (70 years)
Of course, these numbers are based on inductive generalization and therefore are not infallible; however, the fact remains that people are dying all around us - and many of these people have not heard of the salvation of the LORD God of Israel through Yeshua His Son.
May these sobering thoughts spur us on to action! May they shock us out of our apathy and move our heart's affections to freely share the gospel of our LORD Jesus the Messiah to a dying and hurting world.
"O blessed Holy One of Israel, give us all a heart for the lost children of this world! Give us joyful courage to reach out to them all. Help us, LORD, to be your witnesses in the truth. In the Name of Yeshua our LORD I ask: Amen."