This is being written on May 24, 2011 and, just in the past few days there have been big news stories about some things that HAVE happened and some big news stories about things that DIDN'T happen.
This past Saturday, according to one guy, was supposed to be the last day of this world's existence. Well, obviously, since I'm writing this article a few days later, it didn't happen. Lots of coverage of this prediction and lots of people panicking over what they needed to do before it was too late.
This past Sunday evening a horrific tornado hit the city of Joplin, Missouri. The pictures an images I have seen looks like a bomb was dropped on that city. Over 100 people are dead at this point with that amount expected to rise.
As a matter of fact, this Spring has been horrible in the area of terrible weather disasters such as other tornadoes that have killed hundreds in many different states and flooding affecting many hundreds, if not thousands, more.
So, the question comes to mind, "What IF today IS your last day on this earth?"
Here's the bottom line - we have no idea when that will be.
Regardless of what some self-proclaimed prophet says (the Bible clearly states that NO ONE knows) we don't know.
Even if you have been diagnosed with a terminal disease and you are given a few days to live, the doctors STILL don't know exactly when your last day will be.
And, when it comes to weather tragedies, we surely don't know.
I'm really not trying to be TOO somber in this article but all of this simply points to one main thought that I have tried to emphasize over the past couple of years -- TODAY is all we have!
Since it is so obvious that we have no idea when our last day will be, why don't we live TODAY as if it WERE our last?
We see all kinds of neat bumper stickers with phrases emphasizing such and even hear powerful songs sung that state what one would do if they knew their time was cut short. There are even movies about crossing things off of a list before one dies.
But, simply put, you have RIGHT NOW. You may not even have the rest of the day but you DO have the current moment.
Kind of brings a whole new perspective to the phrase, "live in the moment" doesn't it?
Just something to think about and perhaps something to help us live in such a way that, when "that time" comes we have no regrets.
Along with those thoughts, whatever you do, be sure to....
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"