Two years ago today our first grandchild was born. Lily has brought so much laughter, joy, and love into our lives that I wish I could describe. It’s hard to believe she is two already. Where did the time go?
I know the days slip by quickly. And I’ve been intentional about consistently spending time with and investing in this precious little girl – and her baby sister, Cassidy, who is only twelve weeks old. And yet two years seem to be gone in a blink.
Have you ever thought about why time – which is fixed and immovable – seems to swiftly brush past us? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that God, Who is eternal (Rev 1:8, Heb 13:8. I Tim 1:17), created time then set humanity within its parameters. While on earth, we each lead a linear existence with a beginning, middle, and end. And yet God has put eternity in our hearts (Ecc 3:11) and destined all of us to live forever. The only question is whether it will be with Him in paradise or apart from Him in torment (Matt 25:31-46, Rev 20:7-14, II Cor 4:16-18).
Throughout the Scriptures, the Lord has given us verses like Psalm 103:15-16 to remind us of the temporary nature of our lives: As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. (NIV also see I Peter 1:24-25).
So I guess is shouldn’t surprise us that birthdays, anniversaries, years, and decades keep piling up. And that reality should motivate us to enjoy each day we’ve been given.
Just something that’s hitting me in a new way along the way.