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Topic: Day's End (01/01/14)
- TITLE: Begin with the end in mind
By Phillip Cimei
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Most people get chills running up their spine when they see a hearse, others show respect and bow their head. This mother scoffed at death and gave no thought to the end of life let alone the end of this day. She was just trying to survive. This way to start a day was crude and to some macabre, but if you really think about it, we all should start our day with the end in mind. What will I be doing at the end of this day; what will I have accomplished at the end of this day. Paul said, “ I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” II Tim 4:7 If we begin ever day with our sights set, our goals in place and the end in mind, we will run this race of life with each day's end bringing joy and contentment. At the end of the day, we should do as David did, “...commune with our own heart upon our bed and be still.” Psalms 4:4 Paul reminds us that our whole faith is based upon the promise of a day at the end of this journey that will bring eternal joy, peace and happiness because Jesus died and was raised again from the dead. At the end of our day, can we lay our head on our pillow and commune with our heart and say we have done all that was asked of us, praise the name of the Lord, and have a restful sleep.
The next time you see an old black hearse, smile and be reminded that we are all just sojourners traveling this life day by day looking for that final sunset that will bring us to a place that a loving and caring Savior prepared for us. And, if you see someone driving their children to school in one, take time to visit with the parents about a better place, a better life; share with them the hope you have that can guide them every day and at the end of that day, put a smile on their faces.
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