Friday, July 25, 2008

Living in tomorrow

I came home last night and there was a message on our answering machine from our daughter Sarah. She said she it was 8:00 a.m. and she was up and heading off to a tropical rain forest with her group. She was excited and added that the following day they were going to the Great Barrier Reef.

My daughter, Sarah, arrived in Australia two days ago. She will be studying in Sydney at the University of MacQuarie this fall. It is hard for me to believe she is so far away especially when she can call and it feels and sounds like she is right here with us.

The crazy thing is that when she called and said it was 8 am in the morning, she was actually telling us that it was tomorrow where she was calling from. That's a funny thought. She is already living in the future. Lori and I won't get to see tomorrow morning for another 14 hours.

It made me think about God. God sees the future and invites us to walk with him into our tomorrow. You see in some mystical way, God knows what lies ahead of us. He has already been there. Although you and I face the future with some fear and trembling at times, God tells us that with him there are many possibilities.

That's why Jesus can say that we shouldn't worry about tomorrow. He tells us not to worry about what we shall wear or what we shall eat. He knows that all that will be provided if we act today in faith.

You see that is the key. If we live with faith today and act out that faith, the blessings will flow tomorrow. That is God's promise. That is why he calls us to faithfulness. For He knows what God plans for the faithful. He's been there. He has seen it.

I can't wait to hear from our Sarah again. She is living in tomorrow and that tells me that tomorrow is going to be a sweet day.


1 comment:

Denise said...

Sweet blessings to your daughter.