Sunday, May 19, 2013

What if...?

What if this was my last time?
What if today was the last day I had at home?
What if this was the last opportunity for me to tell someone how much you appreciated them?
What if this was the last chance I had to thank someone in particular?
What if this were the last time I were to see that person?

What if I died tomorrow, and my live came to an abrupt end?
What if my world suddenly changed abruptly, and all I had ever known and loved was taken away?

What if those things I take for granted - music, the out of doors, friends, the internet / access to information, freedom, the ability to make plans for the future - what if this were the very last opportunity I had to enjoy all these things, and more?
What if that person died unexpectedly, and this was my last time to see them?

What if I were to become somehow injured, literally or metaphorically, and made unable to do those things I planned for myself?

What if this were my last opportunity to make things right with God?
What if this were my last time to make things right with a brother?
What if I never had a chance to speak to some person again, by force of circumstances?
What if this were my last occasion to read the word of God, to listen to a dispensation of truth, to be around likeminded people?
What if this were my last opportunity to make an earnest, heart searching, and trusting prayer before some upcoming personal calamity?

What if this were the last time I would be given that advice.. if this were the last time someone would attempt to direct me in a better direction?


Am I taking advantage of these opportunities?

Would I be ready?

Would you be ready?