Friday, October 8, 2010

Losing my marbles

Imagine if each day lived was like a jar of marbles. At the end of each day, you removed one marble from the jar. It would only be a matter of time before the jar would empty out.

No more opportunities.

I wonder if life was truly like this and we had a jar of marbles to indicate how many more days we had on this earth...would we spend our day differently? Would there be things that we would be sure we did or said before taking yet another marble out of the jar?

I would hope so.

Paul said in Romans that it is time to awake from our sleep...

"And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now salvation is nearer than when we first believed." (Romans 13:11)

Each of us has a limited time on earth
No-one knows the hour that we will be called home to be with Him. Death will come for each us, none us know for certain exactly how many marbles we have in our jar of life. It is up to us that we live each day, each moment, each opportunity like it could be our last.

Once the opportunity passes and night becomes day again - it is gone, and cannot return. It is imperative that we understand that TODAY is the day of salvation - for some of us will not have tomorrow. Some of us are already down to our last marble in the jar.

Life is short.
Opportunities are limited. What will you do with the rest of your days ... serve Him or lose your marbles?


Holly said...


I love the analogy you used between the marbles and our days!

Enjoyed the post today,

Denise said...

I will gladly serve Him.

Diamond R said...

to be happy and contented because God is more than enought to sustain life.

love this blog. i followed you