...And Monday's Coming...

Several years ago Anthony Campolo made famous the saying, “It’s Friday but Sunday’s coming!”  He said this as it relates to the horror and sadness of Good Friday  compared to the joy and celebration of the Easter resurrection.  I am not sure it is original with Campolo, but he was the first person I ever heard make the statement.  

Well, as I sit here early on Sunday morning I realize that Monday’s coming!  Monday is the day of my weekly post and, quite frankly, I have struggled to find something to post.  So, it seemed prudent that I write about those times when we know we have something to do and don’t know exactly how we are going to get it done!

Life is full of deadlines.  Someone has said, “I love deadlines.  I love the whooshing sound they make when they go by!”  Someone else quipped, “The greatest inspiration is a deadline.”  Hmmm . . . not sure about that.   Another thought:  “Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute!”  Yikes!

All of these are helpful in this late hour in that they take up some of the print space!  However, there is some truth behind all this nonsense.  None of us have all the time in the world – doesn’t all belong to us, we have to share that time with others, and  we just can’t stop the clock, nor can we delay the rising and the setting of the sun.  Time is in motion and our days are numbered.  Psalm 90:10 says:  
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”

Philosopher Winnie the Pooh’s friend, Piglet said, “It’s today!”  Pooh responded, “My favorite day.”  I suppose it is wise to make the most of today as we prepare for tomorrow.  Indeed, making the most of today is the very best way to get ready for tomorrow!

So . . . Happy Today!  Live fully, productively, joyfully!  It’s the best way to get ready for tomorrow!  By the way, Tuesday’s coming . . . !

On the journey . . .

Pastor J K

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