Good morning, busy moms.
I’m telling you, I just can’t believe how fast the days are going by. And yes, I know I said that yesterday. But it’s the truth.
It’s 6:00 a.m. here and the sun is just coming up. Only a few weeks ago, it was getting light at 5:00. Fall is coming. The later sunrise and coolness of the morning air signal that a change in season is not far away. Mount St. Helens always reminds me that change is inevitable. In the winter, she is covered with snow. In the summer, she is the color of ash.
Changes are inevitable, aren’t they? Seasons change, children grow up. Parents age. Life moves by fast.
When I was a kid, time seemed to take forever. I remember how badly I wanted to know that I was growing up. Every change in my body was eagerly anticipated—from losing my first tooth to the signs that I was becoming a woman. Enough with this childhood stuff already. I wanted my license in the worst way. Then I wanted to graduate. Then get married. Then have kids … and then, time began to tick by in earnest. There is something about watching children grow that makes a person very aware of how fast the time is going.
As I get older, I feel a sense of urgency about what I do with my time. Not panic—just urgency. I want to make the most of the days the Lord gives me. Time is really just another form of currency. Like money, we each have our own amount of time. We will, the Bible says, get exactly the number of days that the Lord sets aside for us. No more, no less.
The Psalmist David penned these words about the passage of time in Psalm 39:
4 “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
Remind me that my days are numbered—
how fleeting my life is.
5 You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
My entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
at best, each of us is but a breath.”
At best, each of us is but a breath. Powerful words from a man who understood the value of the currency he was given and who wanted to spend it wisely.
Lord, remind us today to use our time wisely. Help us to be thankful for each little moment—and to notice the moments that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Give us Your eyes today. Help us to see what You want us to see. Make us very aware of the lasting impressions we are making on those around us.