And thinking of all of the great things in this world, there is nothing more precious than a smiling little baby, all innocent and trusting, who needs nurture, love and guidance as he or she begins development into a fully functioning man or woman. But sometimes as that God given child grows, we as parents forget the wonder of life and can begin to take them for granted, almost as if he or she has been a part of our life forever. And, sadly, the same factor applies to most of the people and things that we love and appreciate over time, they become commonplace and we forget what they mean to us.
But I think it's important for each of us to remember that all of our loved ones are living a breathing entities that won't be with us forever. And as far as the material stuff that we have, well, it's just "stuff" that can always be replaced. Perhaps we should take to heart the idea that we should live each day like it's our last because it actually might be. This would keep us in focus, appreciating every wonderful moment of life and living it and I think it would help us to focus on a much bigger issue where we take things for granted.
I am talking about our belief and love for God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He created us in His image and wants us to walk in His footsteps, glorifying Him and living for Him. After all, He loves us just like His only Son who He sacrificed for us so that we might have the opportunity to live forever. Please don't take Him for granted, for He is watching and waiting for us to make that final commitment to Him, the one that insures our secure place in Heaven when our time on this earth is done.
We'll talk about this on this week's Sunday Morning Coming Down and we'll also have some inspiring Christian music to help open our hearts to His wonders and glory. I hope you'll tune in; it's available on demand 24/7. Here's the link:
Sunday Morning Coming Down is a once weekly devotional program inspired by Johnny Cash's wonderful song be the same name. I hope you might find it useful as a reminder of your commitment to God and what it means to your salvation. God bless you all.