Daily Devotional for Thursday August 09, 2018

Scripture:

Ecclesiastes 9:5 – “For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten.” (NASB)

Observation:

I took time to look at the pictures. I've seen them at almost every wake - pictures from the life of the one who has passed on. At a recent wake, I took the time to look through the many photos that hung on poster boards in the corner of the room of their family, moments just living life, some that were of childhood times, and others were of events that marked their time here on earth. I got to thinking about today's scripture. How we know that one day we will die, but to those who have passed away, their time is over. They no longer look forward to the reward that awaits those of us who still live. I couldn’t help but think with the recent tragedies around our country and the world, that none of us know the time or the hour when our life will be over. I wonder what pictures will sit on those boards when we finally say goodbye to this world. Will there be pictures of us loving our families and loving each other? We may not have tomorrow but we have today. Make some wonderful pictures by loving each other!

Application:

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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