Day 46’s #bigread13 post can be found here.
Psalm 39:4-5 is set for today:
4 “Lord, let me know my end,
and what is the measure of my days;
let me know how fleeting my life is.
5 You have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing in your sight.
Surely everyone stands as a mere breath. Selah
I’m not quite sure I’m in the mood for this as I’m just back from the Easter Ceremonies at church and buoyed with the elation of Easter. But I shall attempt it anyway! What is our attitude to time and the limited span we have been given?
The passing of time is something I was pondering slightly earlier today in that time of waiting that is Holy Saturday. Waiting for what we know is to come. Wondering where the last (liturgical) year had gone to – earlier I found out one of Ben’s friends has chicken pox and it was Easter 2012 we found that Ben had it; earlier I had an email from the PhotoJoJo Time Capsule service with last year’s Easter photos.
Has it been a good year? Yes. I’ve seen our baby boy turn into a proper little man. Watching him learn and explore is a thing of wonder. And I’ve not done too badly on improving my Biblical literacy – the Advent Book Club that Pam organised and the #BigRead13 have helped. And I’ve become a little better at praying on the back of both of those and a more concerted effort at #trainprayer as inspired by Sara. And my fellowship with my fellow Christians has improved as well – deepening love with my wonderful wife; an occasional theological discussion rather than just admiring the flowers with fellow congregation; and meeting a handful of my Christian twitter pals. Hopefully this Easter will be the beginning of another year of deepening love of Jesus, our Lord and our redeemer.
Finally… this needs to be played throughout Easter (there’s 50 days of it, y’know) at top blast whenever you feel the need for a perk up! Alleluia! Christ is Risen!