I have always admired the work carried out by various charities, but one charity that really warms my heart is the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This organization grants wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions. Reading the feel good stories about fulfilling the wish of a dying child brings tears to my eyes.
If you were given the prognosis that you only had a certain amount of time to live, what would be your wish? Would you desire to visit “the happiest place on earth”, or spend time on an exotic island or would you choose instead to be given the opportunity to make things right with family members or former friends whom you may have vowed never to speak to again because of how they’ve wronged and hurt you?
I think that most would vote for the latter, which lends itself to thinking eternally. Disneyland and exotic islands will one day perish, but I believe God would be pleased with us thinking relationally by seeking reconciliation and restoration because the reality
is we all have an appointed time to die so it would serve us well to seek reconciliation instead of revenge.
Take action now: Meditate on 2 Corinthians 5:18,19: Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God (New Living Translation)
Embrace this truth: Don’t sweat the small stuff and remember it’s ALL small stuff!