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agingThere it is again! Psalm 90 appears again today with it’s plea that God will “teach us to number our days aright that we may gain wisdom of heart.” Having already commented recently on this line, I need not repeat myself, but the thought does give me pause. I have heard myself say often lately, “I can’t believe it’s been 40 years since…” or “How could I have lived here for 30 years already!” And last year I often shocked myself with the thought, “I’m 65 years old!” It just popped up in my consciousness at various times for no reason, stunning me with the reality of it. Life seems to be passing at an increasingly rapid rate – all the more reason for awareness of the passage so I won’t miss the lessons.

All this makes me understand a bit what it’s like for God, of whom the psalmist says, “A thousand years in your sight are as yesterday now that it is past…” I certainly can’t slow it down. It doesn’t make sense to try. It seems then that the only response is to surrender to it, make the best of every day and thank God for the opportunities that appear at every moment to practice love.

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