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Life Is Too Short To Not Say I Love You

by Brandy Webb

I am sure that all of us have had to face a loss of someone we have loved, and if you haven’t, then you are very blessed.  

This week for me, has been a reminder of how short life is.  I did not lose anyone personally, but I know people who have.  It is these instances that I get a big dose of reality, life is short.

Each day is a blessing, and we should “rejoice and be glad in it”(Psa 118:24) because we do not know when it will be our last.  Only the Father knows the last breath we will take.  Therefore, we should never take life for granted.   

Life is too short to hold grudges.  It is too short to harbor bitterness.  It is too short to not mend bridges and forgive.  It is short, so do not put things off until tomorrow that you can do today. 

I know what it is like to lose someone quickly, unexpectedly, and to realize that I never told the person I loved them.  I also know what it is like to watch someone else you love die slowly, and to be so grateful to have had the chance to say I love you and goodbye.

Both types of death are hard, and they remind me that this time is temporary.  Regardless, if you live till one hundred, life will still feel too short.  

Remember life is but a mist (James 4:14), so “keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins,” (1 Pet 4:18 ESV).   Make sure you don’t let life slip you by because when it is too late, it is too late, at least in this life.