BY PR ISAAC CHANG
“What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day.
Yesterday, when it was tomorrow, it was too much day for me,” said Pooh.
What a beautiful way that Pooh treasures the very day itself. The simplistic thinking in Pooh of just living for "today" reminds me of a lot of good Christian values.
First, there are no thoughts of Pooh to think about yesterday and tomorrow. He lives without worries and anxieties about what had happened and what will happen. And with this, I recall the words of Jesus in Matt 6:34, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” And neither did Jesus remember the adulterous woman’s past after He forgave her (John 8:11). But Jesus wants us to focus on the present by seeking “first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to” us (Matt 6:33). While we do what we need to do for our God each day, we trust God in all His wisdom who will provide what we lack.
Second, the little bear lives only for today and that is what matters most to him. It is challenging for modern men to think in this way as we will analyse the past and plan for the future. But, what if the concern of today is to look into what matters most for “today.” For instance, do we spend the five-minute short conversation with someone meaningfully and qualitatively? Or do we always do things by leaving them for another day? Do we give our “all” for “today” or just a bit? Perhaps we shall consider living “today” fully!
Some incidents in my life reminds me where God’s grace was always there protecting me. He was there to remind me that He was there, and He cared for me. Eventually, I learn to treasure “today” as my last day on earth. I would do things and say things as though it is the last day of my life. However, I will not rush into the endpoint of everything I do, to avoid giving someone a shock. So go, treasure your “today” with the joy of seeking your King and His kingdom first. Please don’t forget to seek our King. Our God Almighty will provide us with what we need.