Meandering - Making the Most of Today

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom… Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90:12, 14

Incredibly, it’s nearing the end of the first month of 2016 already. “Time and tide wait for no one,” is an ancient saying. Viscerally, it’s a phrase we know all too well.  James 4:14 speaks of our lives being as brief as a mist or vapour. Life is full of both joy and sorrow. Sorrow seems to linger longer than we like, while joy seems all too fleeting. It’s as E.A. Bucchianeri wrote, “The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.” 

Jon Foreman, from the band, Switchfoot, has produced some good solo albums. In 2015 he did a series of four albums called, Wonderlands. The last one is entitled, Dawn. The lyrics for one song, Before Our Time, goes…

January, February, March
The days are marching forward
April, May, June and July
They fly like a hummingbird

August, September, October
The year is almost over
November, December arrive
Now the year is gone

Time is illusion
Time is a curse
Time is all these things and worse

But our time is now
Our time is now
Oh Oh Oh Oh
Our time is now
Oh Oh Oh Oh
Let us sing before our time runs out

Although a hummingbird can fly backwards, time cannot. We are unable to rewind and redo the past. We can learn from yesterday, and wisely prepare for tomorrow, but with God’s help, may we cherish and make the most of today. 

Thanks for meandering along with me,
Pastor Daniel