Just like the sun rises in the east every morning, God’s mercy is new every day. Giving us new hope and spirit to get through a new day. There are too many days we passed as merely another day, like we’re doing a countdown. Well, counting down to what?
Recently I had a conversation with my friend, and while we were talking, she said something that becomes the main idea of what I’m going to write here.
She said, “We never know how long we will live on earth”
Yes, she’s right. We never know when, where, or how this life we’re living right now is going to end. It can be today or tomorrow. It can be in here where we are now, or somewhere else under the sun. Well, we just don’t know, and surely, will never know. Moreover, it’s not even our job to know that, after all.
Every morning we wake up, we practically get older, agree? Yes, we’re getting older in age, but at the same time we’re getting closer to the end of the journey. I remember some people once said that our birthday is an annual reminder that the span of our life is decreasing. One more year passed and we’re left with some uncertain moment of the rest of our life.
King David once wrote in one of his psalms, [people’s] entire lifetime is just a moment to God, and at best each of us is but a breath (Psalm 39:5). Another reminder of how fleeting our life is. We’re like the flowers in the field, we’re her today and gone tomorrow. But, the thinking now arises, what makes us different than them, then? The flowers bloom this morning, but then wither later in the afternoon. No one will ever remember them. They just passed and faded away.
We were created to be more than those flowers. There are activities available to us. We just add meaning to each of them. Every new day is a new opportunity, for doing all the good work we are entrusted with and with the people we are surrounded with. We are not the focus, we take the role to contribute our best for the Kingdom.
YOLO! You know you only live once. With whatever you have, with however long the time you have left, do something meaningful today. Oh, I know, there are lots of things to complain and humanly speaking, our tendency is to complain. But, if our complaints do not change the situation, why not change how we see things around us? Not easy. We fall every time. We all need grace.
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine
There is no day ended without lesson in it. Because today is not just the other day.
Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend 🙂