In the news and in our own church these past two weeks we have been vividly reminded that life , like vacations, come to an end. Open the newspaper or a your internet device and you read about police being ambushed. Many, if not all, have grieved over the passing of Pat. We are reminded almost daily that we are but a vapor, a mist, here one day and gone the next.
On vacation I get to do plenty of reading. I'm working through a shortened biography of the Puritan preacher and theologian Jonathan Edwards. Allow me to share a brief snippet into his thinking about this life and the next. "Focusing upon the end of life had the effect of helping Edwards prioritize what was most important in life. This perspective restrained his sinful thoughts, activities, and words. Further, it helped him choose the highest ends in life. Not all choices in the use of his time were between good and evil. Some of the most difficult choices were between good, better and best. Always living as if he were at the end of his life caused him to live for what is best, the glory of God."
If your days on earth were over would you leave here with regrets? What is the priority in your life? One day we will stand before the Lord and give an account of our whole lives to Him. Many distractions in this life take away from our chief end in life which is to glorify God. We are only given a mist of a life that we are to be good stewards over. How will you live in this world with the time you've been given to glorify Him?