Sunday, February 24, 2013

Perhaps Today

I knew an old mountain preacher who used to sign every letter he penned by hand with the closing, "Perhaps Today."  He followed it up with a scripture reference from the book of Revelation, citing that we do not know the day nor the hour when our Lord Jesus will return for His bride; but nonetheless, He is coming.  

Perhaps Today.

This same preacher, heart and character worn and polished through the years as the mountains he walked and ministered in, filled a sheet of college-ruled notebook paper, front and back, with words of wisdom and love for Josh and I on our wedding day.  And of course it was signed, "Perhaps Today".  

How often do we think along these veins?  That perhaps today the Lord could appear, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. 

Would you live today a bit differently, or possibly altogether flipped right-side-up on its heels differently? 

What would that look like for you?  How would you put skin on that?

Would you love more and hold back less?  

Our family enjoyed watching "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" last night with a crackling fire and homemade oatmeal cranberry chocolate chip cookies.  As we took in the message and watched Timothy's life and purpose unfold, I couldn't help remembering back to this wise preacher's prophetic words.  Timothy knew his time was limited (and I'll leave it at that for those of you that haven't seen it).  Within that framework of finite minutes, he loved hard and well and opened his eyes to the moments around him.  Instead of seeking his own gain, he humbly sought to lift others up and love truly.

This morning as you awaken and prepare to meet together with the church body, remember, "Perhaps Today".

"In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."  ~ 1 Corinthians 15:52

Enjoy Today,

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