100% Maybe

Luke was in the back seat listening in on a conversation between Brent and me on Sunday afternoon.  We were driving in the van, the music was a bit loud, and I had no idea he could hear us.

We were discussing the week ahead.  Baseball tryouts.  Bible study. The appointment with our insurance man. A birthday party on Friday and whether or not we get to watch Idol together this week.  (You know the really important details of a family.)

My little four-year-old Lukey was busy kicking the back of my seat with his Spiderman socks when he chimed in,  “Mom?  Mommy?”

“What is it, Buddy?

“Are we going to Heaven this week?”

Silent pause.  Ummm.

“Well sweetie, I hadn’t planned on it.”

And every protective bone in my body wanted to tell him, “Oh no, not this week!  We will all go there when we are old and lived a long, happy life.”  And as much as that is very possible, it isn’t necessarily the case.

The correct answer is a 100% for certain, “Maybe.”

But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, not the Son, but only the Father.  Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day the Lord will come.

 Matthew 24:36&42

Brent and I laughed it off, had a light-hearted conversation about how exciting Heaven will be, then redirected his attention.  And quietly kept driving.

I have thought much about Luke’s chiming in and have asked myself often, What if I knew it was this week!?

How differently would I plan!

It is certainly a “maybe” that Jesus is coming this week.  Or today.  Maybe before I finish typing this post.

First Corinthians 15:52 tells us that “in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye…the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”

A flash! Like light-bulb-blowing fast.  Or bolt-of-lightening fast.

This will indeed happen.  And 100% maybe this week.

Sweet Luke.  He had no idea what his innocent question would promote in my coffee-infused quiet times.

Today, what if we put it on our calendars and planned according to this 100% maybe?

How differently would you LOVE today?

How quickly would you FORGIVE today?

Who would you CALL today?

Who could you VISIT today?

How differently would you PARENT today?

How much harder would you HUG today?

How much more would you PRAY today?

Or maybe, for the first time,  you’d say ‘YES’ to Jesus today.  

So we can stand together and meet Him.  Face to face.

Let us all go grab our calendars and filter our priorities through Luke’s innocent and life-changing question.

Lord, let me live today, and everyday, as if today is the day!  Lord, let me plan my week from this reality.  Let me prioritize life with Matthew 24:36 at the forefront of my mind.  Let me passionately pursue my ministry.  Do a work through me, Lord!  Love people through me!  Help others through me!  Serve others through me!  Let me love my husband today as if this is our last.  Let me listen to my kids with great intention and care.  Father, this day is a GIFT.  The day you have MADE.  You hold it in Your hands.  Let me not forget who is in charge here {wink}!  I love you, Lord Jesus.  So much I could pop.  Let me live this day for Your GLORY.  Like this is the week I will meet You…face to face.

In Jesus Name, Amen

4 thoughts on “100% Maybe

  1. Becky, this was so timely, after hearing of a sweet friend who went to be with Jesus with her little boy. I have been thinking about this all week. The reality of Heaven is the most REAL thing in this world! Praise Jesus! Live with that in mind! Satan wants for nothing more than to get our minds distracted from the reality of Jesus and His everlasting love and our goal on this earth to store up treasures in Heaven for Christ’s glory.

  2. Thanks for this. God speaks through children in the most special ways! I have been pondering this quite a bit lately, too. Only God knows the number of our days. I want to live each day to the fullest. So many times, I am bogged down by all my “to-do’s” and forget what’s really important…

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