Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
When I think about life, I think of how we are not certain if we will live through this day or even be here tomorrow. So we must make the best of this day and give thanks for a new day as it comes. That means sharing time with those you care most about in life. I have found myself wasting too many days thinking wrongly. Thinking about things I can not change and is total wasted time.
It can just vanish away at times
If we could only see the value of life. A merry heart does good like medicine the Bible says. Each morning I get up with a thankful heart that I'm still here on earth. Sometimes I have nightmares that take me to places I never wanted and waking up is a joy. Then I think over my day and begin to give thanks I have the strength plus health to do those things ahead. So often people complain about going to work or doing certain things, but if we could give thanks we have those things. Having a job is a blessing and helps with financial support. It also means you have the health to do it.
What happens with our health has an issue and we must remain at home? In those homes times, let us not forgive to listen to worship music or hear a great online message. The devil has a plan to divide you from community of Church and also your own mental health. I know this too well after taking care of my mom for so many years. She was hurt and depressed so much of her life. She never found the true joy of serving the Lord or living beyond the pain of loss. I get it, her mom died when she was five years old, and her husband when she was in her early 40's. She never married again, but did date in her early 80's. She missed that other person in her life but couldn't get beyond the pain of the loss.
It is short and we must live in it
Living means dealing with all kinds of things on a daily bases. Seasons of life takes us different places. I can look back a few years ago and see how so much time was at care homes. My husband and I did our best being there for both our moms. Yes, they were in the same care home for a while. We would hear stories of older people who felt so alone. People and family who had forgotten them, but probably couldn't deal with the care home thing. It's hard watching loved one decline and you are the only child. My brother had died at 37 with cancer on Christmas morning many years ago. So it was just me taking care of my care and big decisions. My husband came along side of me, but the bottom line decisions were mine. I did my best but I could have said more things too her. Wishing I had moments but those are gone now. So I use it to teach others to share time with your parents aging and those who you care about in life.
I am reminding that a year ago this time, my daughter and family lost their house in the Napa fires. One year later there is no house but there are plans. Plans to rebuild and start again in life. They will be living in their new house next year. Through it all, they lost and they begin again. People have said to me they are so lucky to be alive. This is true, but not so lucky that they lost everything that was precious to them. Pictures that can not be replaced, year books from school, wedding dress and all the jewelry lost plus the list goes on. Yes, things that can be replace mostly but some not. It just holds memories in their minds now and they all have a grateful heart to be alive.
NOBODY KNOWS BUT GOD ~
Our thoughts, our desires, our wants and our real plans of life. Let us move quickly into this new day and know that suddenly things happen. Share life and share love with others. Be kind and treat others the way you want to be treated. Life is amazing and I am happy I have a great family who sticks together through it all. I have amazing friends too and I know that God is on my side of life but I am also on his team. Sharing Jesus with others and new beginnings are needed every day of life.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. LIVE in this day!