This past weekend I attended a funeral service for my friend’s father. The service started off with a video collection of photos from throughout the years. There were so many pictures and wonderful memories to look back at. Later, each sibling shared about their dad. They shared memories of camping trips, being disciplined, how handy their dad was and how he loved to work. His daughter shared about the last time she spoke to her dad, how he comforted her and told her how much he loved her. I thought to myself, those were great last words.
The youngest daughter read a sweet poem for her dad titled “God called you home”. It was very touching and heartfelt. This made me think how none of us know when God is going to call us home. We could be here for many years to come. Or we could be called home this very day.
James 4:14 says, “whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”
The older we get the more we realize how quickly life goes by, and how life is just a vapor. No one is promised tomorrow, that is why we should be living life to its fullest.
What is living life to its fullest? Well, it’s not what many may think. It’s not living for selfish pleasures or possessions. There is definitely no lasting satisfaction in that life and it often only leads to frustration. Living life to its fullest is found in living to please the Lord. When you have a relationship with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you’re living for eternity. You now have a great opportunity to store up treasures in heaven that no one can take away and you won’t leave behind.
Matthew 6:19-20 says, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.”
At the end of the service, I loved how the pastor reminded and encouraged everyone saying, “As Christians this is not the end, just the beginning.” Remember our life on earth is just a vapor, so live life to its fullest by living for Jesus.