If I told you today that you would die on November 7, 2014 at midnight, what would you do?
Would there be any difference in your approach?
I have be been very fortunate to hear some of the greatest Gospel voices preach in our church, at camp meetings or various retreats. One of the greatest in my mind is Dr. William McCumber. For those of you who may not know, he was a pastor, teacher and publisher of a magazine.
He preached a message one time that I think is relevant to our Legacy Leadership theme as I bring this series to a close. In his message he was trying to help us come to grips with how we are to live our lives in light of the coming end of this age. Dr. McCumber was asked one time what he would do given that we may be living in the last days before Jesus returns. He said, with no intent to create humor, that he would go home and fix the leak in his roof.
That is an odd response, wouldn’t you say?
His point was this. We should be living our lives in such a way that if we knew that Jesus was returning, we would be so ready to go that we would just go on about our daily activities.
That challenges me. If I knew for sure that my time was near, would I be running around making amends? Would I be trying to make up for lost time? Or would I just go about my daily routine?
I realize that this is a gross oversimplification. But it makes the point that I think I want to make today.
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