Wednesday, July 4, 2012


How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

                                                                           ~Annie Dillard

If we are not careful, we will miss it.  One day after another will simply slip past, almost without our even noticing it.  Whether it be busyness, or chaos, or mundane routine, somehow days can have the tendency to lull us to sleep if we are not careful, if we are not attentive to the fact that each day, and each moment of each day, is itself a holy invitation.  It is no accident that the first thing in Scripture that God calls holy is...a day (Genesis 2:3).  It is almost as if God himself, from the very beginning, had to remind us that days are significant.  In fact, they are the time and the space where we meet Him and know Him.  Days are themselves invitations, opportunities, doorways into holiness.  Therefore, let us not let one more of them slip by unnoticed, but let us engage each little day, and each little moment of that day, with all the life and zeal and attention and expectation we can muster.  Because before we know it, one day will have turned into another...and another...and a lifetime will have passed us by. 

Prayer for the Day: Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)

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