Like riddles? Here’s a popular one:
I never was, am always to be,
No one ever saw me, nor ever will
And yet I am the confidence of all.
What am I?
You may already know the answer. It is tomorrow. It is the future. If there’s one thing I’ve heard all my life, it’s that when brethren choose preachers they are always worried about the “future,” even though it never comes and is “always to be.”
What they ought to be concerned with is today. What are we doing today to preach the gospel and save the lost? When asked that question, many of our brethren have no answer. They’re watching their congregation’s average age climb into the 60’s and their membership descend into the 30’s, and they wonder what they can do to change the trend. But, with many of them it’s always about the day that never comes, but is always to be. No one has ever seen the future, nor ever will. And yet, it is the confidence of all.
Jesus said, “So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own,” (Matthew 6:34 NET).