What If Mom Died NOW?!?

It is nearly Mother’s Day again and thoughts are drifting to how short life can be. It is easy to get wrapped up in the moment NOW. Especially when living by excuses and ignoring all that past moments have to teach.

Most people go through life on their tip toes as if time were a limitless resource. In the US life expediencies do not even reach 80 years as an average. In fact life expectancy varies greatly by county!

Most people hope to live 80+ years and accomplish great things with a lifetime. I’m curious how many people have only lived to their early 40’s?

Oh! That’s HALF way to 80!!!

My mother-46 yrs

Marvin Gaye-44 yrs

Paul Walker-40 yrs

John Lennon-40 yrs

Joey Feek-40 yrs

There are excellent lists online that show most do not live to 40!

James 4:13 says, “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”. Today or tomorrow? Sounds like a dream more than a goal.

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” – James 4:14.

Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” There are many other scripture references that support a short or fleeting life.

Proverbs 10:4 suggests to have a fuller moment not to delay in taking action. This is wisdom dating back thousands of years yet still most people live a lifestyle of delay.

If life were about the destination would it not be called Death? No life happens in the space between birth and death so why waste it putting anything off until another time?

What can be done NOW to actually live each moment to its fullest and show the greatest appreciation for Mom?