Back in the Box

Living in SoCal, I occasionally get the opportunity to attend church with my parents and this past weekend, I had the privilege of hearing John Ortberg speak at Calvary Community Church in Westlake, CA. I have heard John speak on several occasions while attending conferences at Willow Creek, but none was more alive or vibrant then his message this past weekend.

He went to Psalm 90 and pulled several verses out, but the one that struck me the most was Psalm 90:12 which says “Teach us how short our lives really areso that we may be wise.” (NCV) Sometimes we don't realize that our lives may be required of us at any time, we naturally assume that we will have tomorrow or the next day or the day after that, but that's not true. Scripture teaches us that we should worry about tomorrow, because today has enough to worry about. John talked about how busy our lives have become, we are always looking for fastest car, the fastest line at the grocery store, the fastest device to get our email, etc — but does it really matter.

If life were a game, what happens when the game is over? What do we do with the game pieces at the end of the game? We put them back in the box. Eventually when our life is required of us, we will end up in the box, but our soul will live on in eternity.

Each day is a precious gift, and we should live it with all that we have. Life is the name of a game, but it isn't a game – make the most of your days.

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