Saturday, November 03, 2007

How Old Are You?

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12

The concept of time can be so mindblowing.

Last night, Gil and I were delighting in our newest addition, Keller. Where has the month gone? Indeed, our little boy is one month old.

In the quiet pondering of that reality, Gil suddenly began spouting mathmatical factoids. (A common ocurrence, one I usually field with a grain of salt and a whole lot of patience.) But this particular equation resounded within me, in a way that math rarely has the power and ability to do.

You see, little Keller is one month old, a milestone in his development. Yet Gil is an astounding 568 months old.

A whole new spin on the concept of turning 47.

Why does the thought of age suddenly sound fleeting when put in context of months, rather than years? Life truly is a vapor, a window of time that pales in comparision to the reality of eternity.

What developmental milestones come with crossing the waymarkers of age? Twelve months, 24 months, 100 months, 345 months, and so on. Have I truly generated the proper growth to match my age? Am I walking about in the fullness of all I could be; am capable of at my age? Without the wisdom of the Lord, one remains developmentally challenged; crippled even.

Yes, Lord. Teach us to number our days. Cause us to seek after You. Your wisdom is peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated. In Wisdoms' right hand is length of days. May our days be spent in recognizing and understanding that You are the Giver of Life; that all we have and are belong to You.


To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven . . . Ecclesiastes 3:1


Joyce said...

I think of that too... middle age... if I'm half way done with my life... what will the other half look like?

But so different w/o growing up to do, marriage, and raising kids.

Annette Burkett said...

Thanks for joining my community! Just wanted to stop by, read your blog and say hello.

Barbara (Xerraire) said...

Wow, we must have been in the same Bible verse around the same time!

I had fun on your blog


Jodi said...

I love your blog and your ponderings! While you may be numbering your days, God has certainly given you both wisdom. I cherish you so much, Angi! You are beautiful in my heart.

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