An ancient proverb says…
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is today.”
Looking back twenty years, it’s easy to see all the trees that should have been planted: Where we should have invested more and saved more; studied more, prayed more, laughed more; spent the day with the kids more and appreciated others more.
Just to name a few.
Today it’s easy to see all the trees we failed to plant back then. And it’s tempting to dwell on all the potentially good things that were left undone.
God, however, has forgotten them. Your sins of omission have been cast into the same sea of forgetfulness as all your other sins.
And so we must be about the business of planting trees today … starting today.
Paul said, “Indeed, God is ready to help you right now. Today is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2 NLT)
Yesterday will never be any different than it was, but today’s pages are still blank.
Today is the day of salvation; today is the day to plant a tree.
This memo, Starting Today, is taken from Steve’s book, It’s All in the Dailies.