Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What are you doing the rest of your life (you know, the next 2 days)?

So the world is ending on Saturday or, more exactly, the rapture is going to take place.

Hmm...

So what are your plans for the rest of your life? You know, Thursday and Friday...

Are we going home to be with the Lord this weekend?

It's possible - it's always possible - but it's not probable for the Bible itself says that "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father" Mark 13:32

But the next verse goes on to say "Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is." Mark 13:33

Watch - for you do not know when the time is.
"Teach us to number our days so that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Psalm 90:12

It's so simple to live our lives as though they will never end and to spend our days as if we have an inexhaustible supply.

But our days are numbered and it is good to remember that.

Not many of us know when our lives will end; however I have friends who, because of disease, have been given an expected range of remaining years.

I don't know exactly how one lives knowing they'll not need a five or ten year plan but I have been watching and do see how they are aware of spending their days wisely and making decisions accordingly: they fully live each day.

It would be good for all of us to do the same, wouldn't it?

What if your life ended this weekend?

What would you want to say to those you love? What accounts would you have to settle? What would you spend your time doing?

Yes, we can't, no matter what the song "Live like you were dying" says, live in that manner every day - it's not feasible - no one would ever return to work and the dishes would never get washed! But today we have this little reminder that we've been instructed to watch for His return, to number our days, and to not take for granted that we'll be given another 24 hours.

So, as the occasions present themselves, be sure to live and love fully for the rest of your life.

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