“TOMORROW He was going to be all that a mortal should be Tomorrow No one would be better than he Tomorrow Each morning he stacked up the letters he would write Tomorrow It was too bad indeed he was too busy to see Bill, but he promised to do it Tomorrow The greatest of workers this man would have been Tomorrow The world would have known him had he ever seen Tomorrow But the fact is he died and faded from view, and all that was left when living was through Was a mountain of things he intended to do Tomorrow.” (unknown) As we saw Sunday from the 90th Psalm, life is so very brief, and the Scripture warns us “Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.” (Prov. 27:1) Take time today to show the love of Christ today. Maybe it’s a family member or friend you have been quarreling with and you just need to stop and give them a hug. Maybe it’s someone at work that just needs to be spoken to in a kind way and with respect. Maybe it’s a neighbor, co-worker or acquaintance you need to invite to church or have a discussion about the difference Jesus Christ has made in your life, and the life of your family. Express Christ’s love to someone today.
You don’t have to look far to find people who are hurting. With the continued fallout from “Ike”, the economy and the election season, plenty of folks feel pain to differing degrees. Not to mention life’s hurts such as relationships and physical difficulties. In these times many withdraw as a result of their pain, yet it is a time when we need each other the most, and to experience Christ’s love through our brothers and sisters in Christ. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver.” (Prov. 25:11) Let’s all practice this verse before Sunday. Find someone to encourage through the right word, spoken in the right way at the right time. There is no telling what “healing” from a hurt you might begin in someone’s life—maybe even your own!
I wonder these days what ever happened to the idea of “commitment”. I see people committed to themselves, or making money, or being comfortable, or maybe their favorite team, but what about a commitment to Christ? What about the commitment to the marriage vows? What about a commitment to things eternal? We could all take a lesson from the Apostle Paul who was fervently committed to seeing the unsaved come to know Christ in forgiveness of sins and the salvation of their souls. Just how committed to this was Paul? Someone said you can test commitment by what it takes to stop them. Maybe some financial setback, or some misunderstanding, or some preference is all it takes for some to forsake a commitment. But for Paul, he was willing to endure the unimaginable for others to know Christ. “For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:” (Rom. 9:3). Paul was willing to endure hell itself for the sake of others. That, my friend, is commitment. How our homes and our churches need this type of commitment today! God bless you this week, and may we deepen our commitment to Christ and the commission He has given to us in this world.