We take tomorrow for granted. We assume the sun will rise. We expect we will open our eyes to see it. If we don’t get around to mowing the lawn, we say, “That’s OK, I’ll do it tomorrow.” We push all kinds of decisions, tasks, and plans, even spiritual matters, off to “tomorrow.” I’ll read my Bible tomorrow. I’ll confess my sins to God tomorrow. I’ll give up a sinful habit or lifestyle tomorrow.
But God doesn’t promise a tomorrow. At some point tomorrows will run out. There will be no more. Then what? All those things we pushed off will remain undone. The dirty dishes left in the sink won’t matter, but what about the concern and care for our souls and our relationship with God?
Tomorrow is not a sure thing, but what God has given us is today. Make the most of it. “Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2). Now is the time to put first things first and go to the Lord for His mercy and forgiveness.
Why wait? Let’s go to Him in prayer confessing the sins of this past week and saying with David, “If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness” (Ps. 130:3-4). Why wait? Go to His Word for the peace of knowing that all your guilt has already been paid for by the Savior through His sacrificial death on the cross. Let’s go to Him for the joy and strength to live for Him today and reflect His light to everyone around us.
And then, if the Lord does grant us another tomorrow, may we come together to receive even more of His grace and blessings in our worship service, Sunday school, and Bible class.
Yours in Jesus,
Services tomorrow are 8:00 and10:45 a.m.
Choir is at 9:10; Sunday school, 9:30; and Bible class, 9:45 a.m. (Thought-starter: How does the fact that God created all things, including us, affect our view of the world around us?)