Monday, March 28, 2011

What if Tomorrow Comes Today?

Steve and I attended a funeral this past Saturday. The man who died we had never met, but he was a brother to a member of our church, so we attended. This man was evidently a "one in a million" kind of man. This was one of the sweetest funeral's that I have ever been to. By the end of it, and hearing everyone talk about him, I found myself wishing that I did know him! His niece spoke and read a poem " What if Tomorrow Comes Today?" I dont have a copy of it, but the idea behind it stirred many thoughts and feelings in my mind and heart. We are constantly thinking about what we will do tomorrow, but you will never experience a day called "tomorrow". It will always be called "today". We should not think that one day we will tell someone how much they mean to us because we are not promised tomorrow. We should live our lives for the moment, and live in the moment. We should give our flowers to the people we love now, and not later when they die and they can't see them, or enjoy them. There is a great scripture that reminds me of this thought, " But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today"... (Hebrews 3:13 NASB) I make sure and tell my husband and children I love them when I talk to them on the phone. Sometimes I say it so quickly, I wonder if they even hear it, I mean really hear it. Do they know I really mean it? I have told Steve many times how much I appreciate his kindness. I want him to know it now. Tomorrow is too late. What about the people that you attend church with that you love? The person that you admire for their spiritual gifts that they use for the Lord. Have you told them that you notice, and appreciate them and what they do? I know I am asking a lot of questions. I am not trying to be morbid with this, but I think they are questions worth asking. How are we doing with this? Let's tell the people we love how we feel about them now, not when it's too late. When the preacher stands over your loved one, and they close the casket, it's too late! They can't hear the kind words, or smell the lovely flowers then. Well, I need to close this, I have some love notes to write...


  1. Very sweet - and thought provoking. This is so true. And there is so much stress and unhappiness in these hard times. Reaffirming our love to our friends and family could be the only uplifting thing that happens to them all day!
    I thank God for you, and love you, JoAnne. Thank you for these uplifting messages!

  2. Thank you so much Kathey. I appreciate you, and I am so glad that I have gotten to know you from facebook!