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Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Days of Our Lives

Several years ago, police pulled over a young woman who was driving around her neighborhood in reverse. When they pointed out the dangers of driving in reverse and asked why she had been driving that way, she explained she had recently purchased a high-mileage car and was simply trying to roll back some of the miles.

The longer we live, the more “mileage” we accumulate, but we cannot reverse the mileage. Hair dyes, hair transplants, tummy tucks, plastic surgery, and makeup may make individuals look younger, but they cannot take even one day off their age. Furthermore, we cannot accurately predict how long our life will last. But we can make every remaining day count for God. We can invest our moments in eternity’s stock. In the final analysis, what matters most in life is not how many days we put in but what we put into our days.

Moses, who lived to be 120, prayed, “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).


Olson Family said...

Just EXACTLY the gold nugget of truth and wisdom I needed to hear today! Thank you!


Jim said...

Ain't that the truth! I guess we should be thankful we are a few steps closer to heaven. Yet, in the meantime, the Lord has plenty for us to do here in this earth. I pray He will strengthen and enable us to do His purpose in a way that brings glory to His grace in our lives.