The weight of time slips through windows making shadows bounce in already darkened places. Its silent approach emerges from deep, like winds through twisted vines and gnarled-up branches.
Thoughts roll in like a storm without warning. LIFE IS FLEETING, you know this full well.
You're reminded when the day has passed and your best intentions fall apart. You remember from your wakened sleep how a stressful day interfered with family dinner. You cringe to knots when the call comes in - someone was rushed to the hospital.
A mind once captured by distractions remembers the day's misplaced importance.
It has been said loss creates appreciation. Death defines the importance of life. Lost time illuminates the hope of second chances. Grief ignites a craving for love gone by. We can't live stuck in moments of loss, yet we must remember what we have learned.
We have MOMENTS. Make them count.
It's good to remember that today may be all we have. Relish in your moments and make good use of your time. But aren't we also supposed to be wise and plan for tomorrow? The Lord does have plans for our future, after all. It tells us this in Jeremiah 29:11.
So how can we know where to place our importance each day?
Isaiah 30:21 NIV says "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'this is the way; walk in it.'" Philippians 4:6 NIV tell us, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERY situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
How do we keep straight our path?
We remember the THRONE.
Lord, I ask that you guide us in all things... in all moments... through all of our days.
Thank you for your loving guidance.
In Jesus' name, Amen.