Psalm 90:10, 12, 14
It seems the older I get the quicker the years go by. As more and more candles are added to my birthday cake every year I realize this statement to be true. When I was young, in grade school, it seemed like it was an eternity to get through just one year. But now as an adult the months and years go so quickly by.
In Psalm 90 verse 10 Moses remarks:
The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. —Psalm 90:10
As we begin a new year we are reminded of how quickly time passes. Another year is gone. Perhaps there is a bit of sorrow in our hearts as we think of all the hopes and dreams that we had for this past year. Yet we didn’t accomplish maybe what we thought we would.
Perhaps when we look at our lives even when we compare it to our dreams of when we were young it isn’t what we pictured.
Maybe we agree with Moses when he says that
their span is but trouble and sorrow
Much trouble and sorrow fills our lives as we live here on this earth. But Moses goers on to say:
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. —Psalm 90:12,14
Yes our lives are filled with much toil and sorrow, but we have every reason to rejoice. Last year, this year, and even in our final year of life.
To rejoice because of God’s steadfast love for us. Through his son Jesus Christ. Who remains unchanged, now and forever. Amen.