I was singing along with Annie the other day.
The sun’ll come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there’ll be sun! Just thinkin’ about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow, til there’s none!
By the time she approaches the last stanza singing to the top of her lungs… the words are starting to sink in.
The sun’ll come out tomorrow. So you gotta hang on til tomorrow, come what may. Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya tomorrow! You’re only a day away!
Well, Annie I wouldn’t want to burst your bubble but, the real truth is tomorrow never comes (no, really it doesn’t). We can go to bed thinking about tomorrow but when we wake it is today. We only have today. We cannot return to yesterday nor can we step into the future of tomorrow. All we have is today.
Just thinkin’ about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow, til there’s none!
Tomorrow may be able to afford promises of no sorrows, but today comes with sorrows, joys, tornadoes, hurricanes, graduations, homelessness, new inventions, depression, laughter, recessions and lunch with friends. So, what happens to the right now–24 hours, 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds of today–if we focus on tomorrow? Tomorrow! Tomorrow! leaves us no time to make a difference. We can change tomorrow only by participating in today. What a gift!
I guess tomorrow gazing could be a safe and comfortable if we like watching life or if we are okay with life just happening to us.
So you gotta hang on til tomorrow, come what may. Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya tomorrow! You’re always a day away!
But, from now on I’ll end this little ditty with…tomorrow! You’ll always bring today!
Valora K Starr is director for discipleship.