Passing of Time

Elderly people often comment, "I never thought I would get this old this fast." With the passing of time, I'm beginning to see that comment with greater clarity. I'm prone to think I'm really the age of my children, but then I look in the mirror.

“LORD, reveal to me the end of my life and the number of my days. Let me know how short-lived I am." (Psalm 39.4 Holman)

That's a sobering if not depressing thought, isn't it? Except that there is wisdom in such a statement. We do well to seek the LORD's guidance in trying to frame the realm of our existence. Until we grasp life's limitations, we will not likely set important priorities. I often think one of the enemy's great strategies is to influence people to be preoccupied with the trivial, and never consider how brief life really is.

This moment is valuable. It can either be invested or squandered. We can use it selfishly or sacrificially. "Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5.15-16)

I'd like to think I'll be around for a while yet, but best I should make the moments count, whether few or plenty. What you will do with this moment?

©Steve Taylor, 2018 --Used by permission

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