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take 5 (6/22/09)

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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Snapshots Of Time

READ: Psalm 90:1-12
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. -Psalm 90:12

The designers of an innovative Web site call their creation a "snapshot" of our world. Every hour, computers monitor international news sources, select the most frequently occurring words and pictures, then display them as an interactive image. Over time, these hourly snapshots compose a mosaic of unfolding world events.

If a computer could track our words and actions, what would a snapshot of yesterday reveal? Over the weeks and months, what patterns would emerge? And what theme would dominate the final mosaic of our lives?

Psalm 90, a prayer of Moses the man of God, is a powerfully honest look at the brevity and significance of life. The writer compares an entire lifetime to a dream or a blade of grass, and cries out to God: "So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (v.12). Our days often seem so insignificant, yet they add up to so much. The Message renders verse 12: "Teach us to live wisely and well." It is a prayer for the snapshots of life with the final image in view.

When all the pictures of our life are laid on the table, they will reveal our recurring words and actions. What story will they tell? It's worth considering as we make our choices each day.  - David C. McCasland

God has given life abundant-
Live it fully every day;
Though our time on earth is fleeting,
He goes with us all the way. -Hess

It's not how long you live that counts, but how you live.

 Pam
Mom to 2 boys, wife to a wonderful husband 
 

by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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by Group Owner on Jun. 22, 2009 at 2:18 PM

What I like about this chapter is that it stands the test of time.

It's as true today as it was for the psalmist.  One day we will see the snapshots of our lives- I know there will be some moments that I am ashamed of, but I truly hope that there will be many more that I am proud of ....with God all things are possible.

 

Mrs. Somebody
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