I just read an email from a dear friend of mine. He told me about life and death. He was processing the profound complexity of losing someone that matters to him. He described the blessed connection they shared together with the shadow of death present in the room. My friend told me of sharing some of life’s sweetest elements with someone even as this life nears its very end. The words that he chose to share with me were a blessing and a gift. Those words from his heart and life fed my soul this morning as I write this little note to you. TODAY he gave me a great gift!
We are invited to learn from those who have gone before but not live in a prison of past regrets. We are to anticipate the unknown future but don’t look at it filled with fear and worry. We are invited to live confidently TODAY knowing whose we are and who we are. Each of us can live lives of impact and significance as Children of God. Does that describe you?
It may be fun to reminisce about the “good ol’ days”. Or it may also be fun to anticipate the approaching vacation you have planned for years. But it may not seem as fun to get up this morning early, work or go to school and then finish the rest of the tasks that need to be done TODAY. God wants us to live today in His Kingdom no matter what fills the day. He wants us to learn from the past but not dwell there. He wants us to plan for the future but build it through TODAY.
This message series will even connect us to the potentially appearing abstract sacrifices and priest-hood of the Old Testament through Jesus in a way that we see it matters for us. We will see God’s way of doing things and we will celebrate just how relevant it is for us as we live out our TODAY. I look forward to traveling with you and Jesus as we consider yesterday, Today and forever.
Pastor Nick Mundis