Thursday, July 13, 2006

Today is The Day...

“Tomorrow,” he promised his conscience,
“Tomorrow I'll do as I should;
Tomorrow I'll think as I ought to,
Tomorrow I mean to be good;
Tomorrow I'll conquer the habits
That hold me from Heaven away;”
But ever his conscience repeated
One word–and only one–“Today.”
Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow–
Thus day after day it went on;
Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow–
'Till Youth like a vision was gone;
'Till age and his passions had written
The message of fate on his brow,
And forth from the shadows came Death
With pitiless syllable—“Now.”

What are we doing about today? The Bible says: “behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2
Are we acting like TODAY may be our last? How burdened are we about the people that are perishing in sin all around us? Are we echoing the voice of the African martyr:
"...I won't give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I've preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ..."

Do we pray with desperation, like John Knox did? "Lord! Give me Scotland or I DIE!!!!"

What are we doing—TODAY?