“I’ll see you tomorrow”, words I heard a couple of times recently. We had traveled to Anacortes, walked on the ferry going to Orcas Island and then Friday Harbor. It was the husbands’ day off, I joined him for a day off of work and responsibilities. The people saying I’ll see you tomorrow did not have the day off. They had finished with their work shift and were leaving for the day. It got me thinking of how often we use those words, often without thinking about them.
Later, I was having lunch with a friend and we had a brief conversation about how much we do with tomorrow in mind. We put money in a retirement account, we plant a garden, we exercise, we go to work-all with tomorrow in mind. We hope to benefit from our planning and work.
I’m a planner, I get the idea of planning for tomorrow. That being said, since losing our oldest son, I’m more aware of how fragile and temporary life is. We need to hold onto our plans loosely.
We are not guaranteed tomorrow. We are not in control of our days, as much as we like to think we are. God alone is. He alone is sovereign. Certainly we can make choices and plans, though keeping in mind, God is the one who has our days numbered and knows how many tomorrows we’ll have.
If we wake up tomorrow and have another day, it’s a gift from the LORD.
“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given him them under the sun.”
Proverbs 27:1 ESV
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring”
James 4:15 ESV
“Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
Are we keeping in mind the things of this Earth are fleeting? Knowing things are temporary can put life into proper perspective. We can then let go of what is not important. We are set free to enjoy and celebrate today.
How are you enjoying the gift of today?
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