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"Have I Told You Lately?"

Aug. 26, 2015

From the pen of Dr. Sam Jones 


“Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (Jas. 4:14).


Have you told him, her or them that you love them? James in the above text reminds us of the brevity of life. Ten, twenty or forty years for some appear to be a long time, but for others, like me, they are such short periods of time. Have you told your parents, spouse, children, grandchildren, best friends, etc. that you loved and appreciated them? I strongly urge you to pause whatever you are doing and communicate this to them. The mode of communicating this is not that important; what’s important is that you do it now. Why? You don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Words, whether written or spoken, are powerful. 

A few months before Rhonda received the news that she had cancer. She wrote the following poem, entitled “Have I Told You Lately?”

Have I told you lately how proud I am to be your wife?

I thank the Lord daily for putting you in my life.

Have I told you lately that you are a wonderful husband?

You are such a loving man, gaining respect from others with your sons being your number one fan.

Have I told you lately that you are the greatest preacher that I know? Saving and encouraging others wherever you go.

Have I told you lately how thankful I am for all that you do? Serving and teaching us all about true Christianity through and through.

Have I told you lately how sweet it is to have you as my friend? I promise to love you to the end.

Words are powerful! These written words have been a great source of comfort to me. Oh, how I wish that I could tell her one more time, how much I loved her. Have you told your parents, spouse, children, etc. that you love them? Remember, James’ words, life is brief and we don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Take the time to tell him, her or them of your love!

Don’t Be a Procrastinator!