As we grow older, we have been told many tales of how to act, react and believe. The one concept that still eludes me today is that of Tomorrow.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Tomorrow is another day, If you can’t get to it today, you can do it tomorrow. These phrases we hear every day, but does tomorrow ever come?
If we go to the English definition of tomorrow we find: Tomorrow translation, English dictionary definition of tomorrow. n. 1. The day following today. 2. The future. adv. On or for the day following today: “I won’t think of it now…. I’ll think of it tomorrow” .
After reading the definition, confusion and wonder swirl about in my mind. How can this be? For if we refer to the future using tomorrow then when it is tomorrow is it not the present? As a noun if we use tomorrow does it exist in the future which is now the present? As an adverb is it action or perception?
Has anyone ever seen tomorrow? Will anyone ever see tomorrow.?
Perhaps we need to look at tomorrow as a concept of hope created by GOD rather than a word describing a tangible object. A hope that pushes us into today, hoping for a better today than yesterday. A word that brings us joy in hopes for a better future for our children and grandchildren.
Tomorrow never comes. It is a non-tangible hope for the future.