Friday, October 10, 2014

Tomorrow? - October 10, 2014

Proverbs 27:1(New Living Translation)
1 Don’t brag about tomorrow,
since you don’t know what the day will bring.

Matthew 6:34(New International Version)
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

In the busy-ness of today, we seldom really think about tomorrow. Most of us believe that we will have many of them, but we are not promised any more. We all are just one step off of a sidewalk, one set of stairs, one medical diagnosis, one crazy person, or one greasy cheese burger away from our last today.

Recently I was looking at a website that has been created for our high school class's 40th year reunion. It's been interesting looking through the updated profiles of my classmates, seeing where people are living and what they were doing. It has also been fun catching up with a few people on Facebook, and noting how many are interested in renewing a connection. It has been great recalling fun days and fun times, crazy hair and crazy clothes, and of course great music.

As much as this exercise has been fun, it has also been bittersweet. The website also has a memorial section, and it has been sad reading about those who have passed away. I pictured each one's face, and the numerous times and places that I encountered them in and out of school. No matter what relationship I had with them during those high school years, I am saddened by their passing. Some day, other classmates will be doing the same thing and my name will be on that list. I just pray that I left a little bit of Heaven behind.

God does not guarantee us another tomorrow; He is the One who will ultimately number our days. That is why Jesus made it a point to tell us not to be concerned about tomorrow. His message to us was that our concern was to make today the best that we could; to use whatever He has given us for His glory. He means for us to be Jesus Christ to everyone we encounter, showing them and telling them that God loves them. He expects us to wake up every morning, thank Him for a new day, and commit it to His service.

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