We Have Now Not to Waste
“The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet… they are soon gone, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10).
My children begin school this week. The summer is passing us by and we’re all groaning a bit. It went so fast.
I turned 47 this summer. 47? I remember my Dad turning 47. How’d I get here so soon? My oldest child turned 16 this summer. My second child turns 14 this week. But they were just toddlers! We were just trying to figure out kindergarten options for them, weren’t we?
Life is a vapor. Even if we live to old age our lives “are soon gone” (Psalm 90:10). But most people either desperately try to grab as much life as they can by pursuing passing things, which the Bible calls chasing the wind (Ecclesiastes 2:11) or they resign themselves to fatalistic cynicism…