What’s in a day is the ultimate question. What would you do if you only had one day to live? If God told you that you only had one day left on this earth, would you make changes to the things you are already doing? One day can make all the difference in the world. One day you can break someone’s heart, mend old friendships, renew your faith, give the gospel to someone, live life to the fullest or to do unspeakable acts.
What’s in a day? Life is fragile but there is so much we can do in our lives. We affect someone in every aspect of our lives without even realizing it. My uncle has terminal bone cancer and was given only a couple of months to live by his physician. He questions why he is still here, since six months has already came and gone. My answer to him is that God has a reason for him to be here. No matter what he is going through, pain and burning in his legs, having to wear a urine catheter, he still looks to his father above. His joy is to sing gospel songs to others; and he always uses each opportunity to do so. I look at his struggles but he looks ahead to a better home and comfort from God. He is a blessing to me and I know he is one to his family also.
The thing is no one knows the day or the hour when they are going to die. Not even the ones who die with cancer. We might have that opportunity to make our final arrangements and say our goodbyes, but we might have more time to do things that we shouldn’t. When we live here on this earth, we might not have any intention on hurting others but many have. You might say I’ve never cursed anyone, never hit anyone, never murdered, never stole from anyone. I want to say that even through all of this, you have hurt someone in one way or another. No one lived a perfect life except Jesus.
If we neglect to help others, we have hurt them. If we have neglected to give someone money or food when they needed it, we have hurt them. If we stand idly by without giving someone the gospel of Jesus Christ, then we have hurt them. So my question for you is what would you do if you only had one day left?
Luke 6:38-Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Matthew 10:42-And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Matthew 7:11-If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?