The time is now
TFor more info: Hebrews 10 vs 24-25
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.”
HIS weekend, I learned a very important lesson. I had never really noticed the trend until a speaker at church spoke about it. A lot of us have difficulty expressing love to our loved ones when they are alive but we want to be expressive only after the person has passed on. We seem to love people more when they are no longer there.
The speaker reminded me that each day we have a duty to show love, we should not wait until we have a death in the family to run around and try to purchase the best coffin and garments for the departed, yet when they were with us we could not be bothered to do the small things for them.
Things like visiting, sleeping over, sharing a meal and just being gracious are important to people. Instead when death comes knocking we go out of our way to show our deep pain yet in fact, we did not come round to show our joy during the living years.
It is said that when a person is gone, we are made aware of how good they were and how we could have done better by them when they were still alive. It’s interesting how easily sanity prevails when someone is gone. The reality of the departure brings us to a point where we realise how important that person was to our day-to-day cause.
Expressions of love differ from person to person; we sometimes put them off in the hope that when we get the earliest opportunity we will do what needs to be done. So many have lived with regret and guilt at the prospect of what they could have said and done that they never had the opportunity to. Death comes like a thief in the night, no one knows the date nor the time, but one thing is certain, it surely comes.
Think about all the people that make up your world, think of a life without them, ponder on all the needless arguments or fights that leave all of us drained and bitter, imagine never getting the opportunity to put things right with that person. When you look at all the things that strain our relationships the thought of losing that person can sometimes bring us to the reality that, we could do more to be loving and to treasure the people that God gave us.
Don’t be the most expressive at the graveside, seeking to do more than you did in real life. Make an effort to show love to those around you today lest you never get the opportunity to do so. Make an effort today, life matters. Be blessed.
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