WHAT IF? November 13, 2022
(The following article was read by Peter McDonald at Barb Ellis’ funeral in her honour as she took time in her life to serve the needs of others, especially in Cuba. I’m not sure who the author is but it really touched me and that is why I am sharing it with you today – Brian)
What if God couldn’t take the time to bless us today
Because we couldn’t take the time to thank Him yesterday?
What if God decided to stop leading us tomorrow
Because we didn’t follow Him today?
What if we never saw another flower bloom
Because we grumbled when God sent the rain?
What if God didn’t walk with us today
Because we failed to recognize it as His day?
What if God took the Bible away tomorrow
Because we would not read it today?
What if God took away His message
Because we failed to listen to the messenger?
What if God didn’t send His only begotten Son
Because He wanted us to be prepared to pay the price for sin?
What if the door of the church building was closed
Because we did not open the door of our hearts?
What if God stopped loving and caring for us
Because we failed to love and care for others?
What if God would not hear us today
Because we would not listen to Him?
What if God answered our prayers
The way we answer His call to service?
What if God met our needs
The way we give Him our lives?