Yesterday our nation and many of those around the world remembered the tragedy of 9/11. The events of that day changed our lives forever. Have you ever wondered about the day after? I am sure the rescue efforts continued that day and people began to evaluate the impact of 9/11.
Can you imagine the next day after God sent out Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden as told in Genesis 3:23-24? I wonder how long Adam and Eve stood and gazed at their old home. No doubt they spent time evaluating their decision to sin and to this day the “whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain.”
The day after Jesus was born Mary “kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.” What was Mary pondering? Being a new Mom? The Mother of the Saviour of the world had been born and most likely Mary knew the prophecies and the sacrifice that Jesus would be required to make.
How about the day after Paul was struck down on the road to Damascus? The Bible says in Acts 9:8 “ And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.” The day after Paul sat in darkness yet God was working in him and he became the most prolific missionary of his day.
What about your “day after?” Do you realize as a believer your day after will be in Heaven? As an unbeliever your next day will be in Hell. When God gives us today he allows us an opportunity to accept and serve him. 2nd Corinthians 6:2 says “now is the day of salvation.” If you know Jesus as Saviour each of your “day after” needs to be another day to grow and serve God. Do not wait until the “day after” to make a decision for God. Those decisions need to be made today. Enjoy your coffee.
Love you all,
Gary W. Hall, Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.