Francis Chan gave Chapter 2 of his "Crazy Love" book this title "You Might Not Finish this Chapter". I am currently reading the book and he begins this chapter writing "You could die before you finish reading this chapter".
He goes on to point out that we to easily view each day as just another normal day.
"On the average day, we don't consider God very much. On the average day, we forget that our life truly is a vapor.He reminds us what James wrote in his letter:
But there is nothing normal about today. Just think about everything that must function properly just for you to survive. For example your kidneys..."
What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (James 4:14)It is quite remarkable to really think about our own physical existence and just how complex, fragile, and temporary it really is. Take a little time to think about it.
Every moment, every breath, every heartbeat demands a miracle to keep us alive. God has designed our bodies as a multitude of tiny miracles that at any moment, or really, every moment, come together pointing towards His creativity, power, and grace. His Glory!
Don't miss this collection of tiny remarkable miracles that is keeping you alive today, right now, even as you are reading these very words. In fact it is not really just another normal day. Today is a miracle.
I want to live today not just as another normal day but as a unique day filled with the power and grace of God.