Today, a friend lays her husband to rest. My heart breaks just thinking about how she, and her girls, must feel. Even though they are all fully aware that he is with God, and has received the ultimate healing, that doesn’t stop the pain of losing someone you love.
This has made me evaluate my relationships. Do I tell people that I love them enough? More importantly, do I show them how much I love them? Love is a verb, an action word. Do I put others needs above my own, or am I just looking out for self? Do I treat my family with the same courtesy as I would a stranger in Walmart? Do I hug and kiss enough? Do I do what God expects of me as a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend? I want to!
We are not promised tomorrow. We live in a fallen world where there’s sickness and death. Any one of us could be taken out of here in the blink of an eye. If you were to die, would your family and friends know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you loved them? What would people say about you at your funeral? And most importantly, do you know where you’re going when you die? Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Do you know how much He loves you and wants a relationship with you? If tomorrow should never come for you, where would you spend eternity?
How do you know what is going to happen tomorrow? For the length of your lives is as uncertain as the morning fog—now you see it; soon it is gone. James 4:14