The Great ‘Someday’
by Randy Chambers, 2012-12-20
Ephesians 5:15-16, NIV: Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Behold the great procrastinator. For him there is nothing so urgent as cannot be ignored for at least another day. His motto: “Why do today what can be put off ‘til tomorrow?” He can be found lurking behind many a deferred deadline, or last minute frantic efforts. For some of us, he can be easily found by simply looking into the mirror. While it is true that some things are less urgent than others; it is often the truly important that gets lost in the shuffle. Love and relationships often take a beating; forgiveness and reconciliation are frequently ignored until it is too late. It is truly tragic how far down on our list of priorities such things fall. It seems we think “that person” will be around forever; and maybe “someday” you will make that phone call, or mend that fence. As Christians, we should never forget the awesome importance of love. Because God so loved us, He punched a hole in the darkness, brought His Light into the world and nailed Him to a cross. When asked what the greatest commandment is, Jesus said it was to love God and others. He told us His new commandment He gave us was to love one another just as He loves us. For a follower of Jesus, the highest priority is to love—above all else, it is something that should not be put off another day.