Hug MeOn a blog where I spend lots of time considering the meaningful experience of deep spirituality I am halted by one word: TODAY!

While Jesus spoke about love and it’s centrality to his message and that it would be a characteristic of his true followers (By this shall all men know ye are my disciples….), he in action demonstrated as focal and powerful a truth as love’s preeminence.  He gave immediate invitations. He asked fisherman to come join Him and He promised to make them fishers of men.  He told the weak and weary, “Come unto me…and I will give you rest.”  He even asked his would be followers to take up their cross and follow Him. He gave his invitation on TODAY!

What’s so important about invitations?  Well, I recently concluded and shared in our Prayer And Song meeting this week at our home in Silver Spring, Maryland, that I may never get it all figured out.  I may never be spiritually or theologically fully right.  I may never have the most accurate understanding of the bible.  I may never have the correct exegesis of the text.  I may never overcome the bad habit I’ve been praying for victory over for 30 years.  But TODAY I can hug you and tell you I love.  Today I can text to check up on you.  Today I can call you and encourage you.  And today I can share with you what’s working for me and the reason for my faith.

Roman’s 13:12 tells us, 1″The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”  Tomorrow is not promised!  Let’s take action on TODAY! 

Recently a world famous musician died unexpectedly.  Thousands of fans have been morning and playing and singing his songs.  They have worn his favorite color to work.  They’ve made him their profile picture.  Some have even taken his songs and changed the lyrics and made them into praise and worship songs.  His death caught everyone by surprise.  But you don’t have to be surprised again.  Choose to live each day knowing that “The night is far spent.”  Tomorrow isn’t promised.  Do what’s in your heart Today!  You won’t regret it.

The two people in the picture with this post are my son and my mother.  TODAY I will tell them again that I love them.  What will you do TODAY?


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