“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (Jam. 4:14).
Are you aware that about 150,000 people die each day? Moreover, most have no clue that their earthly life is about to end. And to make matters worse, many die unprepared to meet the Lord. What if today is the last day for you or me?
If tomorrow never comes I want to make certain that I am in Christ. The apostle Paul wrote, "…be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith"(Phil. 3:9). Since the apostle Paul also declared that we are “baptized into Christ” (Rom. 6:3, Gal. 3:27) I’d want to make certain of that.
If tomorrow never comes I want to make certain that I am busy serving the Lord. The apostle Paul urged, “…be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor. 15:58). He added, “…let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Gal. 6:9)
If tomorrow never comes I want to make certain that I am a light to my family & friends. Jesus said, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:16). Paul added, "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ" (1 Cor. 11:1). May light may lead my loved ones to Jesus and heaven.
If tomorrow never comes I want to make certain that I am faithful to Christ. Revelation 2:10 states, “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” “Faithful” denotes “steadfastness, persistence; remaining loyal to the end”. Jesus said, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God" (Luke 9:62). Thus, I am determined to be faithful to the end.
Since no one is promised tomorrow, we all need to be prepared for the possibility that this day will be our last. "…you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Matt. 24:34). Are you ready?
Jesus, always Jesus!