Teach Us To Number Our Days

Psalm 90, attributed to Moses, has been one of my favorite Psalms. From everlasting to everlasting You are God. How long is that? Our family just came through a wonderful vacation. Ten days together, our house and then the beach house bustling with the activities of eight people. Meals were events! Loading up to go anywhere all together was an event. But it was all so enjoyable. But we blinked and ten days flew by and now we have already had a week of normal life under our belts. The ten-day vacation isn’t any different from the rest of my life. I often still feel like a 25-year-old inside but how did I get to be 58 already? How is it possible our “kids” are 38-35 and 29? A thousand years in your sight is like a day that has just gone by. Our lives are like grass, spring up in the morning and wither by evening. What does the rapidity of life passing call from us? For me it calls for thoughtful pondering of what can I do to use this brief time wisely. Teach us to number our days aright, so we may gain a heart of wisdom. Those brief 70 years and maybe 80 if we have strength will be gone as quickly as a week’s vacation. I want to connect to the One who is from everlasting to everlasting.



About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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