A woman from my old neighborhood was the victim of a hit and run a couple of days ago. I didn’t know her, I read about it in the news. I know the streets there well. She ran out to get cold medicine at the pharmacy for her husband but she never made it back home. She was only 38 years old. She was a nurse. She was married and had two young daughters 11 and 13 years old. She had just celebrated the holidays with her family. Her mother was in town, visiting from another country. A family member would soon be having a wedding. In the midst of all this joyous activity this young woman walked out the door never to return. They buried her yesterday. What a shock. What a heartbreak. There are many promises in the Bible but tomorrow is not one of them. It really makes you think. Can’t seem to get it out of my mind. I am praying for the family.
Proverbs 27:1 Boast not yourself of to morrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.
Boast not thyself of tomorrow … Do not depend on any future moment for spiritual good which at present thou needest, and God is willing to give, and without which, should death surprise thee, thou must be eternally lost; such as repentance, faith in Christ, the pardon of sin, the witness of the Holy Spirit, and complete renovation of soul. Be incessant in thy application to God for these blessings.