Would you live differently if you were told you had 30 days to live?
I suspect many of us would change the way we handle our relationships, our time, and even our money. I suspect some of us would decide it’s time to forgive that one who hurt us in the past, or to go to one we hurt and ask them to forgive us.
Recently, while doing a graveside service at a local cemetery, I began pondering the rows and rows of headstones and the lives they represented. Each stone had a birth date and a death date. Sandwiched between those two dates was a dash. It’s very interesting how a cemetery has a way of condensing our lives to two dates and a dash.
It was not only interesting, it was sobering. I began to ponder my own life. While God alone determines our two dates, He allows us to decide how we’re going to live our dash. So when I ponder the prospect of being told I only have 30 days to live, it immediately awakens me to the responsibility I have in rightly living my dash.
That’s what I want to talk about this coming Sunday. I want to consider several things that will help us live our dash rightly and in a way that honors and glorifies Jesus.
I hope you can join us this Sunday as we kick-off our June Sermon series – One Month to Live!