Martin Luther said he had only two days on his calendar - today and "that day". The end was always on his mind. As a result, Luther was man of intense prayer, spending his best three hours a day in prayer. As the future pressed upon him, he prayed."The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. " - 1 Peter 4:7
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Peter wrote to a community of believers that were under constant persecution. Harassed on every side, Peter called their attention to the Lord's return and their need to be clear minded and self-controlled so they could pray. The best way to handle the present and the future is to pray.
While we celebrate during the Christmas season, let us remember that the end of all things is nearer than ever my friend. Shall we spend our hours in frivolous pursuits or invest them in that which is eternal? If our days on this earth are coming to an end sooner than later, let us make the best use of the time that we have... let us pray.