A while back I was having a conversation with someone I love very dearly, when she said, “You know, one day there won’t be any more tomorrows….”
For some reason, that just keeps sticking in my mind. In our conversation it meant one thing, but it keeps popping into my mind, and can really be applied to so many other things.
I have been a Bible Scholar most of my life. By “Scholar” I mean student – one who loves to study – one who seeks out answers – one who loves God’s Word. So often, my mind is on current events – as they reference Bible Prophecy. The End Times. The Rapture. The Tribulation. The Second Coming. Where we fit into the timeline of the End of Days. I really feel we are so near.
So many things in prophecy have already come to pass, and so many more are happening at breakneck speed. Notably, it’s the convergence of all of these end-time prophecies that indicate where we stand. The Lord gave us plenty of descriptions of what the End of Days would be like. In Matthew 24, Jesus tells us what to expect. I have only included Matthew 24:3-14 here, but follow this by reading the whole chapter in your Bible for an even bigger picture.
“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
In just the blink of an eye, the Trumpet could blow, and the Rapture could whisk all believers up to meet Christ in the air – and there won’t be any more tomorrows left to warn others, or to tell others.
That weighs heavy on my heart for those family and friends and strangers on the street who do not know Jesus, or do not acknowledge Him. When the trumpet blows, it will be too late for us to tell anyone else. There won’t be any more tomorrows left for us to tell them. So, make that tomorrow be today! Don’t put it off. Maybe you won’t have the opportunity to see them today. So, write a quick note, or send a little card, or a text or an email telling them you are thinking about them, and maybe suggest getting together to talk for a while.
That someone very dear to me told me “not to worry” – that they “would be ready when the time came.” OH! NOT SO! When the time comes – it will be too late! Then everyone left on earth will have to endure the horrendous tribulation, and they may not ever get that “one more chance”! There may not be another tomorrow for them to choose. Because when that glorious trumpet blows for all believers, there won’t be any more tomorrows to put things off to.
Just give it some thought, and do it while it is still today!
There may not be another tomorrow….
Darinda J. Sherbert
All Bible Scripture quotes from the King James Version.