What Tomorrow Holds?
We read in James 4:13-15, "Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that." Again in Proverbs 27:1 we read, "Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." Once again I was reminded of these powerful verses. Last Sunday at Sycamore our brother Kerr Allen who lead the singing, for both the morning and evening services, yet on Tuesday morning he died in his sleep, it probably of heart attack. (Kerr was 63 years old.) It was a shock to hear of his passing. It is a reminder of the above verses. We really don't know what tomorrow holds for any of us. One day you are church leading singing, attending the potluck, and in about 36 hours you are gone. The suddenness of the event is a good message to our minds to never forget that what happened to Kerr can happen to any of us. I think some feel like that all this discussion about dying and the brevity of life is just "preacher talk," but an event like this past week says otherwise. Sure a lot of people get old, begin getting sick, the disease(s) progresses getting worse and worse and these slowly get weaker and then die. But a person up and about that looks healthy enough, then suddenly dies, this is another story. Let us take to heart that life is like a vapor, which it is here today but gone tomorrow. Let us live in such a way to reflect this belief by seeking to live for the Lord each and every day of our lives. We are told "it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" let us prepare for these two appointments. How? By being a Christian and serving the Lord faithfully each day we live, for life is but a vapor!