02.10.21—Tomorrow!--1 John 1:1-7
My friend, may I ask you a question? If tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret it; that you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss? So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.
I’m M. Clifford Brunner
It's a funny thing about tomorrow, as the old song said, "it never comes." For some that means why be concerned. Tomorrow is always just another day away for many. But, if we value time, we need to value the minutes God gives us today in anticipation of the hours that may depend upon those minutes tomorrow. I was reminded of this recently when I picked up a penny from the top of Holly's washing machine. It had clanged out of someone's pocket and was now in "discard" land atop the washer. I held the penny up and checked the year. It was a 2003D. It was at that moment I remembered something a friend had once told me. If you found a penny on the first day of the month and doubled its value each day for 31 days, you'd have over 536,000,000 pennies or over $5,000,000; the value of the moment as it bears on the value of tomorrow seemed vary apparent.
Here's a thought from an unknown author: "If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would videotape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two to stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming, you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything right. There will always be another day to say our "I love you's." And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do's?" But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget, tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, and today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. (Author Unknown)
So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? If tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret it; that you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear, tell them how much you love them and that you'll always will. Take time to say "I'm sorry," "please forgive me," "thank you" or "it's okay." And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today. A penny of love saved today may turn into love's treasure tomorrow.
We pray. Heavenly Father. Help us to not wait for tomorrow, when we can do it today? If tomorrow never comes, we’ll surely regret it; that we didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss we were too busy to grant someone. Help us to hold our loved ones close today, whisper our love, tell them how much we care and that we’ll always will. Forgive us when we don’t take time to say "I'm sorry," "please forgive me," "thank you" or "it's okay." And if tomorrow never comes, we'll have no regrets about today. in Jesus name. 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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