We live our lives as if tomorrow is guaranteed....putting off those things we could be doing now..... we take people for granted, thinking we have "time" to say the things that need to be said, or do those things that need to be done.
Assuming our loved ones "know" that we love them....so why say the words?
Going that extra mile to show people how much we care isn't needed....because they should just know how we feel about them, right?
Or how about the "little things"? Those special things we used to do, "just because".
A gift given for no reason.
A kiss, or a hug, out of the blue.
Do we care enough to pray for each other?
Do we give our best to our loved ones?
Do we save that last slice of cake for someone else?
Do we bake their favorite cake for their birthday?
Would we go to the store just before closing for the cold medicine that someone needs to get some much needed relief?
Have we carried other's burdens?
Do we give 100 percent when we might get 10 percent in return?
When we don't get...do we stop giving?
Life is hard.
No one knows the answers to all the questions.
We can "think" we're doing everything right, and things still don't work out.
We go through life, following the rules, and something comes along that seems cruel, and unbearable.
We cry out to God, and ask "why"?
"What have I done for such tragedy to come into my life?"
Cancer, a horrible accident, heart attacks, someone drowns. It happens to a child, a mother, a father, spouse, friend, sibling.....no one is exempt.
We've all been touched by loss in some form....and the answer to the "why" goes unanswered.
We all must pass from this life to the next......the real question is....how will we live while we are here.
Will our total reliance be on God?
Maybe the reason that God doesn't always give us the answers to the whys of our existence is that He knows we haven't got the capacity to understand the answers.
In learning to depend on God, we must accept that we may not know all the answers, but we know that HE does!!!
This "place" is our temporary home. Someday we will pass into Glory and reside with the One that we depend on....the One that holds all the answers!!!!