Lessons From a Tombstone

Lessons to Learn and Teach #3

Let’s learn a lesson from a tombstone. Notice most tombstones give dates of birth and dates of death. But look between the dates of birth and death and notice a small hyphen. That small – hyphen represents the number of days lived. How many days have you lived?

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12 “The days of our years are threescore and ten (70); and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years (80)…it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”- Psalm 90:10

So use wisdom and number your days. So enter your age number now into a calculator. Multiply by 365 = days lived. Now add the number of days since your last birthday. The total is the number of days lived. Surprised? Now subtract the number of days you have lived from 25,550 days (70 X 365) = number of days you may have left. Surprised? Look at both numbers and think. Think! Wisdom is learning the importance of each day. An average life span is 70 years, 25,550 days, 613,200 hours, 36,792,000 minutes, or 2,207,520,000 seconds. Quickly seconds become minutes, minutes become hours, hours become days, days become weeks, weeks become months, and months become years. Number your days!

Don’t just count the days, but make the days count. When you pass on, what will you pass on? Don’t worry about tomorrow because God is already there. Value what you have while you have it. Live each day so that you will not be ashamed of yesterday or afraid of tomorrow. One day you will take that last breath – then death! It is a fact! Everyone who has ever lived will exist forever. There was a time you were not, but there will not be a time you will not be. You are not a body with a soul, but a soul with a body. The body dies, but you still live. After death you still exist! If you died today would you be in H_______? If you die without Christ, it would have been better if you had never been born (Mark 14:21). You may die unsaved, but you will not die unloved (John 3:16). Only those in Christ can say, “Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” (2 Cor. 5:8). Be saved today. Tomorrow may be too late! Receive and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:12).

Realize that “Loving moments make Lasting memories.” One lady said, “Today is the best day of my life.” Her son said, “What about the time you were married?” She said, “That was my best day then, and every day I live is now the best day of my life.” Learn the best things in life are not things. Don’t love things – love people. You cannot change the past, but you can change the future. Make the days ahead the best you have ever known. Each morning say, “Today is the best day of my life.”

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