Thursday, May 29, 2008

Carpe Diem!

Yesterday was my son, Robbie's 12th birthday and this Sunday, my 2nd oldest daughter Molly graduates from High School. Man do I feel old!

Last night, Mike, a good friend of mine stopped by and he was talking about how his 3 year-old son has been trying his patience. I told him, "this too shall pass. In fact, it will pass before you even know it." I then explained about my son's birthday and my daughter's imminent graduation and how it seemed like yesterday that they were both three.

This morning as I was showering, a song by Casting Crowns came on titled "Who Am I?" In the song are the following lyrics:

I am a flower quickly fading; here today and gone tomorrow; a wave tossed in the ocean; a vapor in the wind.

How appropriate!

Os Hillman has said that our lives when compared to eternity are like a cup of coffee poured into the ocean from an airplane--pretty inconsequential. I agree. Our lives (and the lives of our kids) are but a mere vapor. So we must make the most of them!

Carpe Diem!

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14

1 comment:

Rick said...

You are old.... that's why you feel old. Heck, I'm getting old too! :-P

I'm an encourager, but I'm also a realist. :)