Indeed, we should plan for tomorrow.
But we should live as if it would not come!

Luke 21:29-31
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,
and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your
own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass,
know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

Sunday morning our music director, Julius Russell, led us in
singing an old hymn: “What If It Were Today?”
(written by Lelia N. Morris, and published in The King’s Praises No. 3
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Praise Publishing Company, 1912))

As we were singing, I thought about the Scripture above, and
how close is the coming of our Lord.

The lyrics began to take on new meaning.

The first stanza reflects hope.

”Jesus is coming to earth again;
What if it were today?
Coming in power and love to reign;
What if it were today?
Coming to claim His chosen bride,
All the redeemed and purified,
Over this whole earth scattered wide;
What if it were today?”

The second stanza is an admonishment to live for the hope.

“Faithful and true would He find us here
If He should come today?
Watching in gladness and not in fear,
If He should come today?
Signs of His coming multiply;
Morning light breaks in eastern sky.
Watch, for the time is drawing nigh;
What if it were today?”

Are you planning your life to live for the hope?

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce