God doesn’t usually hand out due dates and deadlines. He doesn’t tell us how much time we have to finish our work here on his earth. I guess he expects us to live responsibly, sensibly, and obediently all the time. We don’t know when our final performance review is scheduled, so if we’re wise we make every effort to stay on task.
Someday the Teacher will say, “Time’s up. Turn in your project, as is.”
David Brainerd wrote in his journal, “Oh, that I might never loiter on my heavenly journey!”
– Originally published in The Other End of the Dark: A Memoir About Divorce, Cancer, and Things God Does Anyway (the profits of which go to Freedom House).