March 5, 2010

numbering our days

Remember when you were little; and time crawled? When a day literally seemed like a thousand years? When twenty years was an archaic amount of time? Getting old changes things doesn't it? I find myself begging time to slow down a little these days. Spring is just around the corner. I can smell it in the melting snow, and hear it in the voices of the bickering Robins in the orchard as they have their little tiffs over nesting locations. I usually cannot wait for spring; but it snuck up on me this year. I'm so shocked to realize - my twentieth winter is almost over - and it was the shortest winter for me yet.

I get a little nostalgic when it comes to time - and how quickly it moves on; and rushes past; and drags us with it whether we'd like to come or not.
It brings to memory part of the scripture verse I chose for 2010.

"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom."
Psalms 90:12

That's what I'm doing; numbering my days, rejoicing in the approaching Spring, feeling the weight of passing time, asking the Lord what is profitable and what is not - as I spend what remains of these years of youth. Taking time to notice and inspect the little things in life.

"And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it."
Psalms 90:17

May the Lord establish the work of your hands as this new Spring approaches.

(The little hand full of shells belongs to my nephew Wes.)

1 comment:

Amanda said...

This was just beautiful Kate...I've decided Psalm 90:12 will be a verse I apply for 2010 too.