This week I learned about the life of twelve-year-old Taylor Smith. On January 12th, Taylor died from complications related to pneumonia. As you might imagine, her family was devastated…a young girl full of life with no expectation of death.
However, days after Taylor’s death her parents found something that showed them just how special Taylor really was. They found a letter in a sealed envelope that Taylor wrote to herself. On the envelope Taylor wrote this: to be opened by Taylor Smith on April 13, 2023 only.
Because of Taylor’s death, her parents decided to open the letter. What they found was amazing. Taylor wrote a letter to herself to see what she had become ten years in the future. Taylor’s letter talked about a variety of things but one thing she said really stands out. Talking to herself in what she thought would be 2023, Taylor’s write this, …how’s your relationship with GOD? Have you prayed, worshipped, read the bible, or gone to serve the Lord recently? If not, get up and do so NOW! I don’t care what point in our life we’re in right now, do it!
So a twelve-year-old girl has the foresight to want to know ten years in the future how her relationship is with God. In twelve short years, Taylor had learned something about her relationship with God that many of us struggle with today. Taylor learned that she couldn’t postpone her relationship with God. It’s just too important to wait. In Taylor’s words, I don’t care what point in our life we’re in right now, do it!
Let me ask you what Taylor asked herself. How’s your relationship with God? Have you prayed, worshipped, read the bible, or gone to serve the Lord recently? Our lives get so busy that sometimes we push our relationship with God to the sideline. We think we will get around to God when the time is right. We sideline God thinking there will always be time.
Let’s take a lesson from a young girl whose priority was her relationship with a God she loved dearly. As Taylor would remind us, it doesn’t matter where you are in your life right now. Stop and make sure God is your priority. Don’t wait…do it now!