Today’s Word from Pastor Jim…
She smiled when I sat down by her bed; she squeezed my hand firmly, her eyes communicated as she was no longer able to talk. Scripture washed over her, the Lord’s prayer rhythmically echoed, the familiar words now touched the deepest recesses of her being, reminding her of other days, long past seasons when the world was bigger than her bed and the future stretched out before her. Death was not the enemy now; her quality of life was gone, as she labored somewhere between this world and the next.
I have a simple question for this day, before your words are silenced and your world shrinks back to the crib of your infancy: What if you only had a day? What would you say? Who would you reach out to? What tender words would need to be spoken? What fences would need to be mended? And if you only had a day, what would no longer matter? Would the perceived slights, the chip in your drywall, or the balance in your bank account really matter?
What if you only had a day? We may only have a day. Plan as though you will live forever, live as though you will die tomorrow.
“What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14