Thursday, April 9, 2009

Carpe' Diem!

Today, we jump to First Chronicles chapters 1 and 2--an Old Testament book that is likely to seem monotonous at first glance because it covers a historical genealogy of the children of Israel up to the date of the book's writing.

For the most part, we just read names of men and a few women who had children who had children and so on--but I'd be missing something important if I didn't point out that each one of the names listed in this passage represents a human being who either obeyed--or disobeyed-- God. These were men and women who either seized the day, answering God's call on their life, or they squandered their opportunity to play an amazing role in God's grand plan.

Someone wrote that reading through Chronicles is like walking through like a historical graveyard, and although that might seem undesirable, it serves to remind us that life is a breath, a gift, and an irretrievable opportunity to leave every one and every thing better than before we came into the picture.

The little dash mark between the year you were born and the year your life ends represents every single minute you're given. Scripture says that we are either for Him (The Lord) or against Him--and every person makes the choice individually--there are no 2nd generation Christians. My prayer is that all who come behind us or read our name in some future genealogy, will know without a doubt that we chose to seize each day by seeking first our King Jesus.

Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome way to look at a monotonous chapter! Thanks for the different lenses! I pray my dash matters in eternity!