Reserved seat?


My friend, may I ask you a question? Would just being able to know tomorrow’s lottery drawing would be benefit enough to have the future at your beck and call? Tomorrow’s bills would be a memory and that money tree you joked about that was growing in your backyard?

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m M. Clifford Brunner.

If I could see down the road a bit! If you knew what was going to happen to you the next day, the next week, even in the next ten years, what a treasure that would be. Taking stock of your mistakes, you could make inventory of every situation; being able to avoid the pitfalls before they come. But, since the future holds not only a blue- print of what will be done wrong but also a road map replete with opportunities to gain and benefit from situations that you might ordinarily have overlooked or been unable to grasp, the future could become a literal gold mine of profit.

Just being able to know tomorrow’s lottery drawing would be benefit enough to have the future at your beck and call. Tomorrow’s bills would be a memory and that money tree you joked about that was growing in your backyard? As a virtual tree it would be an unending harvest of lotteries and contest won without so much as an effort at all. If only we had the ability to see beyond the moment, what a benefit that might be.

A man is wandering along a beach one day and he kicks an old lamp half hidden in the sand. He quickly pulls it out of its shallow grave and begins to scheme. “Why, I believe this is a magic lamp!” he muses. And he quickly begins to rub the lamp with anticipation. Suddenly, a genie pops out and asks the excited beachcomber what his wish might be. “I ask only for one wish.” The man confidentially explains. “You get three.” The genie returns. “No, I’ll ask but one. I wish for the financial section of the Wall Street Journal, one year from now.” The genie grants the wish and “poof” the paper floats out of nowhere and gently drops towards the man’s lap. He gleefully anticipates perusing the stock listings to dis- cover just how he should invest his money today in order to make a killing on the market over the course of the next twelve months. As the paper lands in the man’s lap it opens not to the stock listings but to the obituary page found on the reverse page, and the name on the top of the listing caught his attention--it was his! (Robert R. Shank, Winning over Uncertainty)

When you think about it, there are a lot of very good reasons that God has reserved the future for Himself and that He jealously guards it from our view. While there are many good and fruitful things hidden in the days to come, there are also many worrisome, even hurtful things that, if known, would only serve to make us fretful, even full of fear and dread. God reserves the future for Himself not because He is uncaring, but because He loves us. Curious about tomorrow? All we need to know God has already provided for us in His Word. Rub those covers a bit each day and what you need to know for tomorrow will be revealed in His time.

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

We pray. Heavenly Father, while there are many good and fruitful things hidden in the days to come, there are also many worrisome, even hurtful things that, if known, would only serve to make us fretful, even full of fear and dread. Thank you for reserving the future for Yourself not because you don’t caring, but because You love us. Help us not to be overly curious about tomorrow. All we need to know You have already provided for us in Your Word. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

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<thispassingday@gmail.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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