See? I told you I’d write some more about this today. Oh yes, I remember, that was yesterday, but look: It’s still today!
Since yesterday, when it was “today” and today where it’s still “today” I’ve had another thought; yikes!
It could be that while we were on our recent adventure through Ecclesiastes with the Teacher, I might have spend too much time under the sun chasing after the wind; maybe that is why I’m now convinced that tomorrow never comes, and the “future” is a scam.
In both cases, “tomorrow” and “the future” only exist from the point of view of the past, but we live in the present whether we want to or not: It is always “Today”.
Tomorrow never comes.
“One of these days” and “some day” also never come; they are frauds.
Here’s an example: Once upon a time, my Dad told 9 year old Me that “one of these days real soon” he’d take me to Catalina Island, but not today. 40 plus years have passed, but “one of these days real soon” never happened because every single day is “today”.
I still have never been to Catalina Island.
I am thankful for my Dad, even though we never went to Catalina, because he taught me very well; I was trained to say the right things when I heard the voice of an authority figure. I knew immediately how to respond the day I heard, after a manner of speaking, His voice when it called my name: I said, “Sir!”
That’s when I heard it the second time: “Follow Me!” I did what I was trained to do.
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”
In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”
For me to say now that I am thankful that I gave Him the right answer when He called would be quite the understatement; thanks Dad, for otherwise I might have said “OK, one of these days real soon, Lord.”
“Tomorrow” never comes, “some day” never comes; “today” is the only day there will ever be. What will you do when you hear His voice?
“Tomorrow” “some day” the “future” are all meaningless; chasing the wind.