In the past few weeks I have heard of several heart wrenching incidents where young lives were taken suddenly and what seems like all too soon. Leaving families and communities grieving beautiful and youthful lives. Thinking of these stories has left me with a loss for words and pondering the fragility of life and our time here on earth.
It may sound cliché, but truly we do not know the day or the hour. It’s so easy to go through life wishing for next month, next week or the next day. We often spend our time waiting anxiously for when the situation will be better and then we feel like we will truly live and be happy. Whether it’s when I finally have that new job, new house, when I am married, when we finally have kids or when they are all grown up, then I will be able to enjoy life. It’s sobering to think that we may never have those moments; perhaps this is our last day.
We all have experienced the season of waiting, but it’s what we do with each day while we wait. Each day truly is a gift from God and should be lived to the fullest right where we are. Earlier this week I came across a few quotes that really spoke to this.
(Taken from “In Conversation With God”)
What matters is today. Today is the day we need in which to love, to grow in holiness, through those countless little occurrences that go to make up the texture of our life.
Holiness and efficacy consist mainly in living each day as if it were the only day in our life.
Here and now is where I must love God with all my heart…and with deeds.
Life is fragile. Today is a gift.