Southern Logic

Life is short. With the exception of the characters in Genesis and the occasional Third-World geriatric, this is true for everyone. There never seem to be enough hours in the day or enough days in a week. I think we should definitely add another day to the weekend!

Life is short. It is being made longer through modern medicine, but the length of a man’s days is still around fourscore, maybe fourscore and ten (that’s 80 and 90, if you didn’t know).

Life is too short. Very few people end their days being satisfied anymore. Everyone seems to wish they had gotten to do something or another. “If only I had more time,” they lament, but you are only allotted the days God gives you.

Life is too short to waste. None of us knows which day is our last. If someone has told you that they know, they are pulling your leg. No one knows the future, except the Father. Even Jesus said He did not know when He would return.

Life is too short to waste by worrying. “Which of you, by worrying, can add a single hour to your life?” Christ asked this in Luke 12:25. He is teaching a lesson on that seems to be on anxiety, but is actually about trusting God. By worrying about something, you are essentially taking God out of the equation. Either you think that He CAN’T help you or that he WON’T help you. Both are wrong.

Life is too short to waste by worrying because it does not allow God to work in your life. A few verses earlier in Luke 12 Jesus mentioned the birds that “neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!” Also the flowers, that do not worry about their clothes, are more beautifully arrayed than King Solomon in all his glory. This is the same grass that is cut and mowed and thrown into the fire.

Life is too short to waste by worrying. So stop worrying and start trusting in God.

Peace. Love. Roll Tide.

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