Too Short to be Little



“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like a morning fog—it’s here a little while, and then its gone.”

— James 4:14



This morning is a time of reflection for me.  I am thinking about the “home-going” of a precious friend, Mrs. Lillian. For twelve years she was a loving, special friend to me and my family.



A British statesman, Disraeli, a long time ago packed a great deal of wisdom – and Christian value – into a sentence. It is, “Life is too short to be little.” Can you remember that…and act on it?



I am thinking this morning how so many people are wasting precious days and weeks and years in being “little.” There are so many ways we shrink our lives!



To waste our short and precious time in “getting even,” or saying nasty, cutting things, or being snobbish toward those who have fewer advantages than we, or to be grudging of our friendship and help, that is a tragically poor use of life.  We were created by God for more than that!



I don’t want to be one of those milk-toast souls who spend his life counting the days.  I want my life to count for something more…for someone more…for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.



I am thankful today for Mrs. Lillian.  Her life was far from little. She blessed my life in a big way.  I want to be like that!


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