Numbered days

We have no promise of tomorrow. For some, tomorrow will not find them among the living. So often we take our days for granted. There will come a tomorrow that, we too, will not be found. This is a certainty.

Our life here will end one day, maybe soon. My grandfather had a saying: “Short time here, long time gone”. The older I get, the more I understand, the more I see that to be true.

We live in expectation of tomorrow, in preparation for tomorrow, as though tomorrow is owed to us. Yet, not one of us know what tomorrow holds. Those who have come to the knowledge of Jesus as Lord and Savior, however, understands that He does indeed hold tomorrow. James says this:

James:4:14: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

We are here for a little while, then we vanish away. What is eighty, ninety, or even a hundred years in the context of six thousand years? Of eternity? It is nothing more than a moment. Some days seem long and full of labor, yet those days are here and gone quickly, never to return. We race through time toward an appointment and a promise that will be kept:

Hebrews:9:27: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Every day is another step closer to our appointment with death. After death, there is judgment. Some are racing toward their reward, others are racing toward damnation. For those who have been saved by the blood of Jesus, judgment is for their reward. Those who have declined a relationship with the Messiah have no hope, they will be appointed to wrath, a lake of fire, an eternity of suffering.

Once you leave this life, there is no second chance. We all have loved ones, family members, friends who do not yet have a right relationship with Jesus. Time is short. Let every day we have on this side of eternity be that second chance to reach out, to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, to touch the hearts of those around us. Let today be the day of salvation. Tomorrow may be too late.

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