~ Nancy Goring
When do we really have that "best" day of our lives, that most important one? Is it the day we are born? That's pretty special! How about the day we obey the gospel! That must be it! The day we are married, have our first child, watch our grandchildren be born, be baptized...the list goes on. Perhaps it was the birth of Christ (no it is not Christmas Day), because without Him we have no salvation! Was that the best day for Us? Seri...ously, though, without His death, there would be no redemption from sin. Was that the day? Oh...without God's omnipotence in raising Him from the grave, there would be no power over death. Yes! But without our physical death, we cannot inherit eternity! (1 Corinthians 15:50). Even if we have been born, obeyed the gospel, lived obedient lives...all of these things are necessary, but without physically dying...it's all for nought. We are simply stuck on this old earth with the sorrows, pain and evil with no escape. Granted there are many joys here as well, but we long for that better city, the one God promised us (Hebrews 11:16) where all is peace and joy; no tears, sickness, or heartaches, don't we? So can we say that the "best" day of our life is that day we die? Most of us consider this thought from time to time.
I think that our Heavenly Father wanted us to live EACH day as the Best day of our life. "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it," (Psalm 118:24). We should enter into every day with this attitude - That we will see every soul, see them as one who needs the Lord and we will say or do something to encourage that one, and make every attempt to bring a wayward one back to the Lord. In doing so, we will know we have pleased God and that, friends, will make our day The BEST Day Of Our Life! Let's not be found guilty of waiting for some "special" day to happen, but rather let's MAKE every day that special day! When we do this, our BEST day will be realized!
Nancy is the wife of Bill Goring, who serves as a gospel preacher and elder for the Chipman Road church of Christ in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She has 4 children, 11 grandchildren and has taught Bible class for over 40 years, speaks at Ladies Day gatherings and has published several books including: Behavior Becoming Holiness: Studies in Titus Chapter 2 and Overcoming our Self-Imposed Prisons.