We run and we hurry toward everything under the sun. There is never enough time to get everything done in one day. I am the worst about this. But when do we take time to be still and spend time with God?
So many people find so many things to keep them out of church. They are too tired to get up in the morning. Yard work is calling their name or they have dishes in the sink that need washing. They have baseball or football games to watch. They never take the time to spend time with God.
Then something happens. A death in the family or a serious illness and they call their pastor. They want to seek God quickly. They want to try to make up for lost time. But you cannot make up for lost time.
You have to ready all the time. You never know when you may draw your last breath. And I can assure you, God will not be concerned with how much football you watched or how nice your yard looks! No, he will want to know what you did to help others. He will want to know what time you spent in prayer and seeking him. You will need to answer for how you treated others and whether or not you showed the love of God to those around you.
You can wait until you are laying on your death bed to seek God. He will still accept you and forgive you! However, you will have missed out on so much if you do.
I can tell you from personal experience that God walks with us. He gives me the strength to get up in the morning and to continue my daily walk. God carries me when I cannot walk anymore. He listens to me when everyone else is too busy to listen. God is a constant friend in my life. And Jesus’ mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a mother to me. My own mother was not much of a mother. And she has blessed me with her guidance and love when I did not have a mother to do so.
Find that comfort in God, in Jesus, and in the angels and saints. Come visit us this Sunday and find the Divine waiting, patiently for you.
Come see the difference that God can make in your life!