Jeremiah 39:1-41:18; 2 Timothy 1:1-8; Psalm 90:1-91:16; Proverbs 26:1-2
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12
“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days. Let me know how fleeting I am.” Psalm 30:5
Untimely, tragic deaths jar us. The news comes, “There’s been a terrible accident.” “She died instantly.” “There was nothing we could do.”
The pain of such loss reaches deep into our souls.
That’s the human condition since the time of the Fall.
Death interrupts life.
Awareness of our human condition–that we are sinful, that our lives are finite and can come to an end at any moment can either lead us to despair or to God.
The Good News is that God comes to us and counts our days with us. He walks us through our days. He is our Wisdom.
Instead of despair He assures us that death is not the end.
Christ’s life in us interrupts death.
“Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Psalm 30:5
Lord God, let me count my days, let me realize my life will come to an end–and that there is nothing to fear.Let me live each day for you–relying on you, trusting you for all that I need in this world–because you have provided for all I will receive in the next. Thank you that my life is now hid with Christ who sits at your right hand in Heaven. My days are numbered–and that’s OK. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.