Moments of Wisdom
Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom.
I wonder if a person on their death bed knowing their life is about to end has the same feeling we experience at the end of a year: Oh, my that went by fast... This isn’t the same thing, but I remember graduating from high school thinking: That’s it? Wow, that went by fast! Did I make the most of my time at Granite Hills High School? And parents with kids! One day your youngest child is blowing out 10 candles on a cake: Oh, my! That went by fast! There’s no more babies in the house. Everyone can tie their own shoes and make their own sandwiches. Did I make the most of my time with them while they were little ones?
How is wisdom part of realizing how fast time goes by? I pair it more with depression than wisdom. However, we grow in wisdom when we make the most of one short day, when we don’t put something off till tomorrow, and when we ask God what we should do with all of our moments.
Show me what to do with my moments today. Thank you for showing me what to do with them yesterday. I really enjoyed asking Ben to read Psalm 1 to me and then teach me about it, and he did. What a fabulous memory! Thank you for that! On a day that would have otherwise gone as unproductive because I have the flu you gave me a wonderful time with Ben while we stayed home from church on a Sunday morning. Only you can do that. Only you can turn a sick day into a meaningful day that wasn’t wasted. And since I’m going to look back at the end of my life and see how quickly it flew by, thank you that you have the power and ability to keep me from wasting any of them. I love you and thank you for this good reflection this morning. And I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.