This morning as I was reading, I realized something that we all “know”, but forget in the daily routine. Life is short. So many times I have gotten caught up in the stuff of life and forgotten the meaning of life: God’s people. People are the whole point to life. And most days the only people I see are my husband and children. I “see” them, but I don’t really I see them. They sometimes become a fixture in my sight that doesn’t draw my attention anymore… like great novels on a bookshelf in the middle of the livingroom. I take them for granted that I can pull them off the shelf at any point and start right where I left off. I allow myself to think that they will stop life until I am ready for them. But they won’t. They can’t. Life goes on whether I see them or not, whether I pour myself into them or not. I tell myself, “Tomorrow I will see them. Tomorrow I will put away my projects. Tomorrow I will have it all figured out.” And then tomorrow comes with all the same distractions and needs. Another day filled with talking about tomorrow. But the Lord has shown me that today is the day He has made. Today is the day to live with purpose and meaning. Today is always the day to live for His will. I will wake in the morning and see the greatest people He has given me to love and serve. I will see them because they are the meaning of my life with God. The stuff of life will always be piled in the corner for when there is time, but His people deserve the best of my time.
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” (Proverbs 27:1)