Saturday, February 11, 2006
Life lessons from milk's expiration date...
I realized a little life lesson the other day when I went to have a bowl of cereal one morning.
I open the fridge, grab the milk and realize the expiration date was Feb. 8th. Usually this is no big deal, but it smelled a bit unappealing, so I tossed it...
I was reminded of the day I bought that very gallon; It was the end of January. I remember thinking "Feb. 8th? That's ages from now!" Yet there I stood 9 or 10 days later, over the sink, pouring the inch of milk that was left down the drain, wondering why I wasted all those days by not drinking the milk.
In life, we look to an event or chore in the future and think "That is ages from now! I have plenty of time to do this or that." Before you know it, that time has come and gone and you can no longer do it.
You'll soon find yourself standing over the kitchen sink of life watching what you could have done go down the drain.
I am sure there is an after-Wednesday-night-Bible-study-devo in there somewhere... feel free to use it. Mention my name though.