As I woke up this morning, the temperature read: 10 degrees! Snow covered the ground outside as the sun tried to warm everything in sight. Amy, Anabelle, and I moved our way to a kitchen that is worthy of being a Food Network studio site. As we ate breakfast, we stared out into what can only be described as a scene from a Thomas Kinkade painting. Birds pecked at the feeder, as if to say that this house provided the best seeds. This was beautiful! Sharing a moment like this with your family is one of the many blessings of life.
As we eased into the day, it was inevitable- how can we be surrounded by this much snow and not play in it? So upon finishing breakfast and preparing for more guests, we got in our snow outfits and headed outdoors. How far did we make it? About 40 feet! The snow was about 18-24 inches deep. Anabelle didn’t quite know what to think of it. Of course, Amy had to launch a few snowballs in our direction. Yes, I said “our direction”- I was holding Anabelle! I love these “Kodak” moments.
Since Anabelle came, I have tried to be more mindful of the fleeting time. She is growing up so fast! It seems like it was just yesterday when we asked everyone we know to pray for her safe delivery. Now, she’s pulling down everything in sight and taste-testing every single item. Amy and I are so blessed and we give God all the glory for what He has done in our lives.
But Anabelle’s coming has also taught me about the fleeting time we have to live for Christ. What was the old adage? Why put off tomorrow what can be done today? Procrastination in the Christian life has caused much heartache and despair. I wonder how many souls are in Hell because a Christian failed to “redeem the time” by soul winning. I wonder how many ministries have gone unaccomplished because children of God simply uttered the words, “I don’t have time for this!” I wonder how many people have felt unloved and unforgiven because the vessel upon whom God poured all His love and bestowed His forgiveness said, “I’ll do it someday.”
My friend, the Bible tells us to “boast not thyself of tomorrow.” Life, according to James, is a vapour. What you know to do for God today should be done today. Don’t delay for time is fleeting away!