What would you do if you knew that next Tuesday you would be killed by an oncoming car at the intersection of First Street and U.S. 90? The fatal incident would occur at 2 P.M. Without hesitation, your answer would be “I would be sure that I was not at that intersection next Tuesday at 2 P.M.
So how many problems could you solve “if you only knew”? How many wrongs could have been righted, how many mistakes could have been avoided, if you only knew ahead of time? Just think for a moment, how wonderful such knowledge could be. Think how much better financially you would be, if you only knew? The security of such a thought is comforting and reassuring. But that’s not the way it is. Man has been blessed with wisdom and foresight but we all have the same limitation of ‘seeing the future.’
Let’s play a simple game called, “If I knew”.
“If I knew it would be the last time I’d see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep.”
“If I knew that it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and a kiss and call you back for one more.”
“If I knew it would be the last time I hear your voice lift up in praise, I would videotape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.”
“If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two to stop and say, ‘I love you’, instead of assuming you know I do.”
“If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well I’m sure you’ll have many more, so I can just let this one slip away.”
“For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything right. There will always be another day to say “I Love you” and certainly there’s another chance to say, “Is there any thing I can do?”
But just in case I might be wrong and today is all I get, I’d like to stop and say how much I love you, and hope we never forget, tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young and old alike, and today may be the last chance you get, to hold your loved one tight.
So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day that you didn’t make the extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss, and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their last wish.
“If I only knew!”