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Value of a Moment

Have you ever wished that there would be more time in a day? There are days when I feel that there is so much to do and there is just not enough time to accomplish them all. At the end of some of those days, I would say to myself “If only that I had more time in a day, I would accomplish more.” Maybe there are some who wish that they would have more time, so they could continue to have fun or be entertained.

A little more time for these two types of people might be appreciated, but it is not absolutely crucial that they must have such. However, there are some who would give anything to have just a little moment more with the ones they love before the final goodbye. This little moment more to them is priceless.

There have been a lot of deaths this year. Some of our close friends have gone home to be with the Lord for one reason or another. We are reminded of how fragile we truly are, and death is an appointment that we cannot skip. For those of us who are still alive and well, how should we then live?

With the people who are closest to us the questions we should ask ourselves daily are: “Have I spent quality time loving them? Have I showed them through my words and actions that they are precious to me?” We should live in such a way that we would have no regrets if we were to die tomorrow. Sometimes we can be guilty of being overly busy with matters that don’t carry weight in terms of eternity. We get so caught up with life, that we forget the person next to us might not always be there. We neglect to love them today, and when tomorrow comes, it may be too late.

We then wish we could turn back the clock, so we can have just a little more time with the one we love. Why do we have to wait until it is too late, and live with regrets for many years to come? Why can we not make up our minds to love the ones that God has blessed us with, while God still gives us time on this earth with them? We should live each day in preparation for the day of our or their departure from this world.

Ultimately, as believers in Christ, we don’t mourn as those in the world who have no hope. Paul himself stated this in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” We know we will see our loved ones again, if we are all born again believers. How much does a moment mean to you? Are you living your life without regrets, with the people whom God has blessed you?

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