For the empty ones

Some of us are choosing to watch life through a window; to gaze without emotion, to view numbly, the lives around us we will never touch.

We forget that the God of eternity established time, from everlasting to everlasting, and somewhere in that vast expression of Himself, He remembered each one of us.  Do we think that we could be above Him and push the boundaries of these short days?  He is the God who set the boundaries of the seas, telling the waves, “Stop here, and go no further.”  All of creation obeys Him… all but us. Did you ever dare to want to know what obedience feels like? I have.  And, I have also viewed life through a window; watching the passing of moments that could never be mine; viewing ordinary miracles and small wonders that I couldn’t share.

This is your life, but is it being lived, and who are you living for?  There is an emptiness in living for yourself.  Your desires only play games with your heart and never truly satisfy.  This is your life; a few short days.  I hope we would learn to number them; to realize that each one is a precious gift.  So much life is wasted; so much.  And a heartbeat only lasts so long.

We have forgotten to taste the spices and see the colors, to be in the scene outside the window; To run and laugh in the falling snow, or whatever magical scene around us.  We have forgotten to cry; to know the purpose of emotion.

I want to remember that God gave me life so I would live it.  I do want to know what obedience feels like. And, I want to learn to number my days… and share them; To know the purpose of who and what I am isn’t just for my own delight… to be just another ordinary miracle today.

Know that tomorrow isn’t promised, but eternity is.  Tomorrow wont last longer than 24hrs and they will be moments that we can never take back… so live each day like it were your last.

Job 14:5
A person’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.

Psalm 39:4
“Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.

Psalm 90:12
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Jeremiah 2:32
Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.

Don’t forget God.

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