Your last day to live on this earth. Your last day to see a sunset. Your last day to run upstairs with a basket of laundry. Your last day to shave your legs. Your last day to kiss your husband. Your last day to eat oatmeal. Your last day to pull weeds. Your last day to tuck children in bed and kiss them goodnight. Your last day to wash the clothes, turn socks, iron shirts, fold towels. Your last day to change a diaper, nurse a baby, clean a highchair tray. Your last day to pay a bill, greet a neighbour, pick a flower. Your last day to make your bed, dust a table, scour a sink. Your last day to pump gas, wait at a stop light, drive on the freeway. Your last day to use a keyboard, write a letter, lick a stamp.
What if today was your last day?
would you have been glad? Would others have seen gladness in you—that indescribable joy? No, I don’t mean glad it was your last day or joyful that’s superficial like some happiness… I mean glad… a glad heart, a glad countenance, a glad smile… glad to be alive and glad to be yielded to the LORD — glad to be in the capable Hand of the Saviour and submitting to He leading. Or would you have murmured… would you be remembered as a murmuring complainer… a doubter… an angry mom?
What if every day, after this day, you could do none of the above… what if all you could do is swallow and blink, whisper and think. How would you do the dailies today? How would your day be spent? What would be remembered? The work you did? No… what would be remembered was how you did it/them… how you looked, seemed, sounded and how you responded the the LORD’s call on your life.
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”