Today’s reading is 1 Thessalonians 5:1-28; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12.
“For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:2).
I spend too many days worried about what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, next decade. A friend calls it crazy-making and that is an accurate description. I can make myself utterly crazy with fears and worries about what might happen in the future with my finances, my family, my work.
What helps the most is remembering that I might not even see tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, next decade. The Lord’s coming will be like a thief in the night. It might well be like a thief tonight. Why ruin today worrying about a tomorrow I may never even see?
I’m not saying I don’t give consideration and make plans for the potential future. It would be ungodly to spend all the money I have now and not save some to be able to eat tomorrow. However, there is no need to let tomorrow ruin today. Today I need to simply get closer to Jesus because by the end of today, that may well be all that matters.
Keep the faith and keep reading,
PS. What struck you in today’s reading?