Reaching the 12th grade in school seemed like an eternity away as a young boy. It would be a stretch to say I can remember with clarity 500 of my nearly 20,000 days on this earth now. That could have something to do with how many of those days I’ve approached as if they were a burden to be endured rather than an adventure to be seized.
We are eternal in God’s sight and finite in our own. Jesus’ brother James said that life is like a vapor. Our days here do seem brief as we look back (and forward).
C.S. Lewis said in his book The Screwtape Letters that the present moment is the closest we get to eternity. I try to embrace every moment as often as I can. It is still fairly common for me to get stuck gazing at the dimly lit future and getting pretty frustrated.
Then I remember that before the mountains were born God was God. He holds my life in His hands and knows my name. These are big thoughts that have the potential to catapult me into the high place of praise and adoration. His plans for you are for a hope and a future that includes today and forever. Give your thoughts over to Him.
“Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night.” Psalm 90:2,4 NASB