Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Seize the day for it is a gift

I just finished another book today. This one was written by Elmore Leonard. The funny thing about a good book is that it pulls you along in the beginning. It draws you into the story. Somewhere along the way though, you begin pushing your way to the end so you can find out what happens. For example, I wanted to know what happened to Raylon and Harry and Joyce as I reached the three quarter point of the book. I could hardly put it down. Then suddenly it all came to its conclusion. And I was wishing there was more.

Life is like that isn't it? We can;t wait to grow up when we are kids. We want to get our license. We want to get a job. We want to go out and be on our own. We want to get married and start a family. We want to have a career. We want to retire. We want to enjoy our grandkids. We always looking ahead to what comes next.

The problem with this is that too often we miss the good stuff because we are wishing our lives away. Only when we look back do we begin to realize just how much we have given up. god understood our tendency to do this. So he gave us a word to remind us. When David said, "This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it," God was calling us to accept the day as a gift.

We only have so many of them in a lifetime. They are precious. In another place God says, "So teach us to number our days, so that we might have a heart of wisdom." How profound. I pray that you will number your days and enjoy every one. Why rush? In Christ we know how it all ends. So sit back and enjoy the ride. Enjoy the presents ( Each present day) God has laid before you.


1 comment:

Denise said...

Amen, today is the present, a true gift from God.