Throughout life we experience a range of milestones.
These are events that show the significant progress we have made along the path of life, and they give us an opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going.
Milestones come in many shapes and forms, and sometimes they are the ‘firsts’.
So, there is the milestone of our first step, or our first tooth, or the first day of school, or the first day in the workforce, or the first day of marriage, or the first day of retirement.
Some milestones are the ‘lasts’.
It might be the last day in nappies, or the last day of an apprenticeship or degree, or the last day in the workforce.
This week my daughter Jemimah experienced her last day of school, and along with thousands of others, she has been able to stop and reflect on this milestone.
On Monday she was given the opportunity to address all of the students and teachers in her school at the final chapel service, and in this talk she made the most of this milestone.
She encouraged them all to make sure they were ready for the biggest thing that they should ever need to worry about: the return of Jesus.
After all, life is short, and nobody knows just how much longer they will be alive to make the choice to repent and rely on Jesus as our loving ruler.
You may be a long way away from your next milestone, but as you watch others experience their ‘firsts’ and ‘lasts’ it is a good opportunity for each of us to reflect about our life’s journey.
Are you ready for the return of Jesus?