There are some things in life we take for granted, but once they are gone we really miss them. I still recall my mother once saying that no one will love you more than your mother. She was right you know. You will never miss your parents more than once it sinks in that they no longer exist.
I still recall dreading having to get up early to go to school. I literally hated school for so many reasons, but do you know what? I’d give most anything to be able to walk those halls again. I’d listen to my teachers more, cherish my friends more, and relish in my youth which no longer exists.
It is easy to take freedom for granted. Ask any person who has ever spent hard time in jail and they will tell you how much they cherish freedom. They cherish all the times they could go where they want, do what they want, and eat what they want. Just to smell the roses or to watch the sunset is precious in your memory once you can no longer enjoy such freedoms.
How many times in your life have to gotten real thirsty and tasted water. Suddenly, water has the taste of fine wine. You never miss water more until the well runs dry. Recall the rich man who died and woke up in hell. The first thing he wanted was a tip of water upon his tongue to cool the flames of torment (Lk 16:19-31). Many in that day will remember all the times water baptism was offered to them, but alas it will now no longer exist. The same water which quenches your thirst and bathes your body, also has the ability to save your soul. If you will but believe with your heart that Jesus is the Christ and confess such with your mouth (Rom 10:8-10); If you will but repent of your sins and be baptized for the remission of your sins, you can be saved (Acts 2:38). Don’t die in your sins to miss water baptism.