but since God’s love gives grace today and gives grace eternally, our hope IS in God! Since life speeds by so quickly, every day is precious. Every day is an opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Every day we have the privilege of serving the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. Every day we can live in the grace of God’s love in this world, and we can know even more how precious is the eternal life God offers in heaven through the life and death and resurrection of His Son, our Savior, Jesus.
So, the words of God in Psalm 90 strike a chord for me! “12 TEACH US to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) It takes wisdom from God to have the right attitude about life’s time, and about life’ timing. People can waste the time of life with meaningless activities, or even in sinful pursuits. (You can figure out what those activities might be on your own.) Or, we can use the gift of time each day to love our families and friends, and to share the love of God. We can use the gift of the time of our lives to make a difference in the world.
Jan died at the early age of 62. But, my dad lived to almost 91 years. Maybe I have another 25 or 30 years to love my family, to tell people about Jesus, and to cause my wife to shake her head, and then send me fishing. J
Yes, Lord! “12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”