When I saw this video poem “If tomorrow starts without me” and heard it read, it deeply moved my heart. “I have to post it,” I said. “And yes, immediately.
“It reminded me of how precious life is and how precious the people in our lives are, especially our love ones. Our lives are short and we need to live it well. We need to love and love much. We need to make our family time full, full of joy and full of laughter. Conflicts there will be, but let us resolve them all and most importantly forgive them all. Nothing fulfils us more than family, not even the riches and power of this world.
It also reminded me of how grateful we should be to our God who is willing to take us in – to His home, His eternal dwelling place, His grand palace where He lives and where there is no tomorrow. Every day will last forever. Every day will be a day of good memories. Every day we will live… and live forever… with our God and with our loved ones.[vimeo 105113459 w=601&h=338]
The poem is sad. It is a reminder of what is important to our lives. But it is also a victory poem. A poem for a life well lived because we will be welcomed to our home in heaven.
My admonishment to the marrieds – husbands “each one of you must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband (Eph 5:33).” Learn to forgive and cherish the days you have with each other. For the days are fleeting and will be gone before you know it.
And my encouragement all the saints – “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (Eph 5:8)” because there will be “a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (Rev 21:1-5).
To read the poem, click this link “If tomorrow starts without me…”
Video created by Camille Marotte