Tuesday, January 11, 2011

If you knew the day of your death-Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Good afternoon everyone,
I don't want to sound morbid, but I think it is very important to know that none of us really know the day that our death is going to happen.  In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, the author tells us everything has a season, a time for every activity under heaven; a time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to tear down and a time to build; a time to weap and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing; a time to search and a time to count as lost; a time to keep and a time to throw away; a time to tear and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak; a time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace.  Since none of us know the time, don't you feel like you should always be ready?  You don't go to church stinky, do you?  You get cleaned up!  100% of us will eventually have to meet with our Creator at some point!  Don't wait till the last minute to get ready for that 'big day!'  Is there anybody that you have differences with that you need to settle the score?  Not in a vengeful way but in a Christ loving way!  Do the people that are closest to you really know how you feel about them?  If you had 24 hours left on this earth, what would you do?  Who would you spend it with and where would you spend it?  Life really should be about looking at our relationships and always looking at improving them.  Hurt feelings are hard to overcome as I can attest to my 21 year old son!  There are so many things that are hard to let go of and if you are hurt, it is hard to see through the forest for all the trees.  He says he has forgiven me, but his statements indicate that he is still very angry!  Prayerfully, I hope we can talk and work out our differences.  For all intensive purposes, you don't have control over what other people feel but you do have a choice on how you feel!  I use to be depressed because I wanted my children to respond in a way that would be pleasing to me!  I can not control another persons mind!  All I can do is trust that He will soften hearts and help where needed.  Don't wait till tomorrow to do what needs to be done now! 
Your brother in Christ,

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