Assuming Tomorrow – Jun 3, 2022

As I prepare to preach Richard “Sunny” Boxx’s funeral tomorrow, I’m finding paperwork for Nelson Borden’s service, from just a couple of weeks ago, tucked away in my funeral folder.   It made me remember the sweet bond those two had.  Every Sunday, for months, they each came early to Sunday Service and sat having coffee.  After a while Nelson started baking cookies and bringing a couple to share over coffee.  

I thought, wouldn’t it be neat to have a picture of that precious communion – Sgt. Sunny, being devoured by cancer, having a chocolate chip cookie with Maj. Nelson who is being devoured by the ravages of age.  I texted the coffee ladies and several others who were around early on Sundays.  To a person they said something like, “No, sure wish I did!” or “I had no idea that Easter would be the last Sunday they would ever share those moments!”

The point, however, of this blog is not my regret of having never snapped a pic.   The point is that we NEVER know when the last time will be for any opportunity.  Have you recently told your mom, spouse, kids that you love them?  Do you have your documents in order?  Have you mailed that birthday gift that is sitting on the kitchen desk?  I could go on and on, but you know what the Bible says about those of us who assume we’ll always have “tomorrow!”     

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.

~James 4:13-15

As the sage says: “Live one day at a time, but always have your bags packed!”

Be Blessed,

Pastor Scott

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