As a child in elementary school, 12th grade seemed like an eternity away. Kids in 5th grade thought anyone in the 4th grade was too young to play with and wondered why the 6th graders wouldn’t have anything to do with them. Now class reunions are being held that celebrate anyone that graduated during an entire decade. Those of us in our 50’s are telling folks in their 60s and 70s how “young” they look.
There are some themes that I seem to think and write about repetitively. That’s probably because they’re principles that I have to work at keeping fresh in my mind. Our past has plenty of memories that are worthy of remembrance but, living there steals from today. It’s good to plan for the future but, what actually happens this weekend, next year or ten years from now is largely unpredictable and filled with potential.
God is a present help. His Presence is experienced now. He heals your past, strengthens your day and holds the future. He tells us not to worry. Don’t waste a perfectly good day.
Matthew 6:34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”