It’s been one of those days.
Things were going well until they weren’t.
All of a sudden life gets heavy sometimes.
The unexpected happens; tragedy strikes.
Life is a vapor… people are here and then they’re gone.
There was a Nickelback video a few years back that stuck in my head. In it, there was a man who could see a countdown running over people’s heads. It took a minute to catch on but it was soon evident that the countdown was the time that each person had left to live.
Of course we don’t know how much time we (or anyone) has left but I started thinking more about it.
Would we want to know?
Would it make a difference in how we lived?
Would we be as afraid of trying new things? taking chances ?
Would it make a difference in how we loved others?
Would we take people for granted?
Would we be more patient, more forgiving?
Would we take more pictures ?
Now, I’m reminded of a Tim McGraw song. What if we “ lived like we were dying”?
Lord, teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
I’m glad I videoed her recitation the other night of Psalm 100 (with a little Isaiah 40:31 thrown in 😉)
I’ll keep it as a reminder that the Lord is good and his love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:5)
Even in hard situations I find comfort in His word and His mercy, grace and goodness.
I will give thanks to Him and praise Him.
This Holiday Season, make lots of memories and please take lots of pictures!