Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Miss is as Good as a Mile

"A miss is as good as a mile" is a common phrase that means a narrow miss is as good as a wide miss - they are both misses.  In simpler terms if you missed something - it does not matter how close you came or how far away you were - the end result is that you missed it!

How many times have we lamented the fact that an opportunity was right at hand but because of other things on our mind - we missed our "window" of opportunity.  Then to make matters worse, we go on and on about how close we were.  Or, on the other hand, we hear about somebody else who missed an opportunity that was not even available to us and we sit around and lament that we didn't even have that same opportunity - missed it by a mile (or a week or a life time).

"Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest".  Did you hear that when you were younger and understood the meaning and responded?  Or maybe you missed that.  Perhaps that is a phrase you just recently heard.  Do you lament that you missed it  and didn't make a decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour at an earlier age - or do you rejoice that you did eventually make that decision and now can say YES - Jesus is my Lord?

When we miss - we miss period.  But with Jesus - He never misses!

Deacon Dale