Redeeming the Time

I must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.

— John 9:4

My friend, have there been kind and loving things you have planned to say to your child? Have you been planning to spend time with your son before he becomes a man? Has there been some praise you wanted to give to your wife or husband? Has there been some kindness you have been thinking about doing but have always put it off. You were just too busy.

We have no tomorrow. There is no yesterday. We have only today. “This is the day that the Lord has made …” (Psalm 118:24). We always and only live in today.

There is a thought that has impacted my life, and I would like to share it with you. I would like for you to seriously consider what this day would be like if at midnight tonight you knew you would die. How would you change this day? What would you do today that you have not really been planning to do at all? Or tomorrow? Or the next day? Or the next?

If each day were the last day we were to live on this earth, can you imagine how much more kindness, how much more love, how much more encouragement, how much more praise there would be in our homes?

Question to ponder:
Is there anything you have put off that you need to do today?