I don’t have many regrets in life. I’ve made plenty of mistakes, but I do believe the Lord has used them to refine me, teach me, and make me more like His Son.
But if I could go back to the Sunday night before my sister suddenly died, I would have shared something encouraging to her. I would have told her how much I loved her. I would have been less busy with my own schedule and more attentive to her needs. I would have listened to her that night.
But I didn’t do those things.
We don’t know how long our friends and family will be with us, but if we have them today, then we have an opportunity. And I have decided to no longer wait for a eulogy to tell those I love dearly why I love them.
They won’t need that encouragement in eternity. They need it today.
I reflect on these things on World Radio. Listen here: https://worldandeverything.org/2019/03/trillia-newbell-the-wisdom-of-love/.