And just like that October is over, and chestnuts roasting on an open fire are quickly coming our way!
Time truly flies whether we realize it or not. The clock of life never stops moving as it swiftly makes our present into the past, and future into the present. It feels like just yesterday I was returning from Christmas break and constantly erasing the 2015 date on my papers, as 2016 had begun.
I can sum up our lives in about a one sentence: Life is a complete gift from God, precious, purposeful and insanely short. Just like flowers and all the other billions of plants that we so graciously share this earth with. Our time here in this temporary dwelling, when compared to God’s perspective of time is just like flowers. We are only here for a blink of an eye’s worth of time in His sight.
Although a flowers’ life is short, I have never heard a rose say, “There is no point in blooming as my bloom will die in a few weeks.” Flowers, leaves, and nature in general live their lives without regard for their borrowed time on earth. While I am aware of the fact that we have more obligations and responsibilities than dandelions blowing in the air, we can still apply the mentality of living life to the fullest.
Like you, I have the slightest idea when Jesus is coming back. However, just like 2016 has come and almost gone…Jesus’ return will be similar. As children of God who are on a mission to share God’s light, we cannot afford to let time slip away from our grasp. So what does that mean in our everyday life? It means sending a smile in a stranger’s direction, squeezing our loved ones a little harder, sharing Christ with those around us and above all holding on to God’s promises tighter than ever before.
When Jesus returns I want to look him in the eye and say, “I didn’t know when you were coming back to get me, but I lived everyday like you were returning. Having joy on earth and spreading the news of salvation through you.”
What will you say when Jesus returns?
Thanks for tuning in for the latest addition to Anomalous Darlings’ story and have fun living your life…not when you get out of debt, have that car or graduate from school…but RIGHT NOW!
*P.S. For those of you wondering why I seem to tie everything back to nature. It is because I believe God created nature not only to regenerate and provide resources, but also to send messages to us, and praises to Him. We will speak about this nature notion again…