Some Things to Think About

Some Things to Think About

This is my last weekend home until Easter weekend, and I have been enjoying it immensely. I still like to travel but my body has a hard time keeping up with it anymore. I am so thankful for the grace that God gives when I need it. Mostly, I thank Him for His willingness to use me because I know that I could be replaced by someone a lot smarter and more talented.

During the next 3-4 months, my posts may be few and far between. I’m sure there will be Sundays when I don’t have internet, and the times I do, I may be too tired to put cohesive thoughts together. With that in mind, I have been pondering what I can share that will stay with you if you don’t hear from me in a while.

I suppose if I could pick one topic that relates to everyone, it would be the brevity of life. I think about this a lot. Some may view this as morbid but the fact is that, barring Jesus’ return, we will all die and, for some, it may be this year or this month. Since I travel a lot, I am very aware that it is God that covers us and keeps us safe but I also know people who have died or been injured in accidents. At times, I’ve dealt with fear because of this but most of the time, God gives me peace in knowing that nothing can touch me unless He allows it.

I’ve known people who have suddenly passed away from other causes. I just found out that a lady whom I met years ago has stage 4 cancer and is on hospice. I think of David Bruce Murray whose dad died a little over a week ago. No one is immune. The question is, are we ready to die?

It’s become a bit cliche, but as Christians, we need to live every day as if it were our last. I think most people who don’t have any major health issues assume that they will live forever. Because of this, it is easy to excuse that “little sin” or that bad attitude or whatever else you think is no big deal because you can always repent later. I expect that God has mercy on an unbeliever like the thief on the Cross who realizes his need for God as he is breathing his last, but I am not so sure that God extends that same mercy to a Christian who knows how he ought to live and chooses not to. By the time you get around to saying, “God, I’m sorry,” it may be too late.

Lest it sound like I am being harsh, I am examining myself too. I will be representing the Lord when I go out this Spring, and I want to represent Him well. Regardless of what your job or status in life, you are doing the same. Are you bringing joy to His heart or shame to His name?

I wish you all a joy-filled spring. I pray that each day draws you into more knowledge of, and a stronger relationship with, the Savior. Don’t stop seeking Him with all your heart and loving Him with your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Jesus is still the answer for the world today, and that includes you!

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Sony Elise

Sony has been an avid southern gospel fan since she first heard The Happy Goodman Family on a cassette in the mid-1980s. She is the co-founder of Family Renewal and the owner of Sony Elise Editing Services.

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