Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Life is too short

I walked by a church today, the sign said "Worship - 11am". I had dropped off my car to be fixed, walked to the gym, worked out, and was on my way back to pick up my car, when I passed this sign. It was already 10am and I had not started work yet. Time was short today, my dog was not going to get to play outside. There were chores to do, basketball games to watch, friends to see, games to play. Not all of them will fit in the allotted time.

Of all the things to try to shoehorn into one's life - worship? From the remote mountaintop of eternity, our 80-year lifespan is just a speck, a razor thin slice into which all our earthly experience must be crammed. Worship is something we can do anytime. Why would anyone choose to do it now?

When you're on a roller coaster, that's not the time to compose a letter to the designer of the ride. You just enjoy the ride, because two minutes later, it's over. You have forever after to express your appreciation.

We don't know what's in the afterlife - can we write blogs after death? Is there paad thai? Can we go for a walk in the woods? Maybe not. But one thing we can be pretty sure of - if there's a god to worship, he will be there and we can thank him in person.