James 4:14 “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life?
It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanished away.”
If I had my Life to do over!
by Erma Bombeck
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was
stained and the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the “GOOD” living room and worried
much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day
because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it
melted in storage.
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more
while watching life.
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth
would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
wouldn’t show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished
every moment realizing that the wonderment growing inside me was the
only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later.
Now go get washed up for dinner.”
There would have been more “I love you” … more “I’m sorry”… but
mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute… look
at it and really see it… live it… and never give it back.
I would tell all my friends that I need and love them and that my life would
be empty without them!
So where does sin that causes death come from?
Gen 2:15,16 “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, you may freely
eat of every tree of the garden; But of the tree of good and evil and
blessing and calamity you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of
it you shall surely die.”
We all partake…
Rom 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
And as with all actions there is a result.. Rom 6:23a “For the wages of sin is death…”
The good news with the rest of the verse…
Rom 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Rom 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be