Recently, I took an emergency preparedness class through the city I live in. In the class the instructor showed us a video of a normal day of two people going through the motions of waking up, brushing their teeth, going to work and getting in bed at the end of the day. At the end of the video a phrase flashed across the screen. It said this is “The Day Before.”
These words resonated with me and how we go about our normal daily lives going through the motions. From waking up to fighting traffic, to working, eating, cooking, cleaning, laundry, repeat. How much of this time are we spending it on things that truly matter?
I was cooking dinner when my daughter came into the kitchen asking me to come look at something in her room. My response was “Can you just take a picture and show me?” She answered “sure,” a little dejectedly. A feeling of shame came over me. Was I that busy that I couldn’t take one minute to walk over and look at what she was showing me?
It is so easy to get so sidetracked and focused on the unimportant things in life, like cleaning, YouTube, TV, Facebook, especially after a long day on the job. If I can zone out and not think after a long day then sure, that may feel good for a bit, but am I making an eternal difference?
In 2 Peter 3:10 it says “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.”
The truth of the matter is we don’t know how much time we have on this earth. Tomorrow is not promised to us. Are we putting off things that can be done today to tomorrow? If you are thinking, “Tomorrow I will go apologize to that family member that I argued with,” or, “Tomorrow I will return that money that I took” I urge you to not put things off any longer. Repent, turn to Jesus and accept Him.
Remember, this is The Day Before.