Life is short and so we should take time to enjoy every moment that we
have with our loved ones and not waste the time that God has given us to
live on this earth. Every breath that we breathe is a gift from God and
we should always be quick to thank Him for all that He has given us. The
Bible declares in Psalm 48:1, Great is the LORD, and greatly to be
praised; so don't forget to praise and magnify the Lord for the gifts and
blessings that He has given you.
This is a good story that reminded me to enjoy my family and friends and
not let certain things get in my way of spending time with them. I hope
this story will speak to you as it did to me.
FIVE MORE MINUTES
While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near
a playground. "That's my son over there," she said, pointing to a little
boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.
"He's a fine looking boy," the man said. "That's my son on the swing in
the blue sweater." Then, looking at his watch, he called to his son. "What
do you say we go, Todd?"
Todd pleaded, "Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more
minutes." The man nodded and Todd continued to swing to his heart's
Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his son. "Time to
go now?" Again Todd pleaded, "Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more
The man smiled and said, "O.K."
"My, you certainly are a patient father," the woman responded.
The man smiled and then said, "My older son Tommy was killed by a drunk
driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent
much time with Tommy and now I'd give anything for just five more minutes
with him. I've vowed not to make the same mistake with Todd. He thinks he
has five more minutes to swing. The truth is, I get Five more minutes to
watch him play."
Life is all about making priorities, what are your priorities?
By Harry Chapin
I heard a quote once that said "You never know what you have until you
lose it." Let us not take one another for granted, but enjoy our time
together now, and show our love for one another now, for no man knows what
tomorrow will bring. (James 4:13-14)
If you are a parent, I encourage you to send time with your kids and if
you're a young person, I encourage you to spend time with your parents, as
this is the only way relationships can grow and your love for one another
be shown. People are so busy these days that they forget about the truly
important things in life like spending quality time with their family and
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Exodus 20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be
long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you."
James 4:13-14 "Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to
such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a
profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is
your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2,4 "To everything there is a season, A time for every
purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to
plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to weep, And a time to
laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance."
All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.
Remember: People who are on their deathbed never complain about how they
wished they spent more time at the office, but they do wish they spent
more time with their loved ones.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry