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The second stanza of Charles Kingsley’s poem, “The Noble Life,” goes like this:

“Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever;
Do noble things, not dream them all day long;
As so make life, and death, and that For Ever
One grand sweet song.”

Such is a good reminder that today is the day to do something noble. Today is the day to do something that will have an impact on eternity. Today is the day to do something for God.

Today may be the day that you finally put your fears aside and put your faith and trust in Jesus as you submit to Him in humble obedience.

“And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on His name” (Acts 22:16).

“When I think on my ways, I tum my feet to your testimonies; I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments” (Ps. 119:59-60).

Today may be the day that we need to reach out to our friend or neighbor-some need for us to share the Gospel with them. Others need to be encouraged to return to the Lord. Still others simply need some encouragement. ..they need an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, or a friend to simply sit with them as they grieve.

“But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin” (Heb. 3:13).

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Cor. 1:3-4).

There comes a time when we have to stop talking about what we are going to do, and just do it. Make today great, either for yourself or someone else. Today is an opportunity. Make it a grand sweet song.

Bart Warren
S. Green St. church of Christ
Glasgow, KY

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