Tomorrow – a time that never comes

Published 4:18 pm Saturday, August 5, 2023

By Dean Kelly

Tomorrow is a time that never comes. Yesterday was real and it passed on by. Today is the moment we hold in our hands, the only time that we can affect and live.  But none of us has ever lived a tomorrow. When midnight strikes, today is suddenly yesterday, and what was imagined to be tomorrow is actually today. Tomorrow is never lived. 

We took a picture on a recent Saturday of family gathering at a reunion. We saw several family members we had not seen for a while. Among them was my wife’s brother-in-law, her late sister’s husband. 

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On Thursday afternoon we received a call from his son. He had been found at the cemetery where his wife was buried. He left this life there, five days after being around the family.

My final memory of him was seeing him standing next to his grandson’s car, surrounded by family, all hugging and telling him they loved him. That was the last time most of us would ever see him.

We need to make sure that we make the most of today. We need to take every opportunity we can to express our love for those we love. This today could be the last today that we have them with us. 

James said, “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit;’ whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.’ But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil” (James 4:13-16).