What if this were the last day we had on this earth? How would we live? What would we do differently right now? Who would we cherish spending time with the most, . . . and so on?
This thoughtful article asks us to think on this question and declare, “I will live this day as if it is my last.
And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.”
That’s about the sum of life. The past can’t be undone, and as Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own,” (Matthew 6:34, NASB). Therefore, thank God for this day and life it to the fullest!
And what shall I do with this last precious day which remains in my keeping? First, I seal up its container of life so that not one drop spills itself upon the sand. I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes, yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad?
Can sand flow upward in the hour glass? Will the sun rise where it sets and sets where it rises? Can I relive the errors of yesterday and right them? Can I call back yesterday’s wounds and make them whole? Can I become younger than yesterday? Can I take back the evil that was spoken, the blows that were struck, the pain that was caused? No. Yesterday is buried forever and I will think of it no more.
I will live this day as if it is my last.
And what then shall…
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