Colossians 4:5 (NIV)
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
As we celebrated my youngest son’s and my birthday today with our family around us it was fun to think about all that has happen In the past 19 years. So many great times. So many questions asked.
I thought about life and started thinking about, why things are like they are? I started thinking about the many questions that have surfaced in life. I realized that many of them were hard to answer, and perhaps others could not be answered at all. Sometimes we have no answers for the questions.
Mommy, why are the roses red?
Mommy, why is the grass green and the sky blue?
Why does a spider have a web and not a house?
Daddy, why can't I play in your toolbox?
mom, why do I have to read?
Daddy, why can't I stay out until 12:00? The other kids are.
Mother, why do you hate me?
Daddy, why don't the girls like me?
Why do I have to be so skinny?
Why do I have braces and wear glasses?
Why do I have to be 16?
Mom, why do I have to graduate?
Dad, why do I have to grow up?
Mom, Dad, Why are we digging the hole?
Mom, why don't you write more often?
Dad, why do I miss my old friends?
Dad, why do you love me so much?
Dad, why do you spoil me?
Mom, why is it hard to make new friends?
Dad, why do I miss being at home?
Dad, why does my heart skip a beat when she looks in my eyes?
Mother, why is being "in love" the greatest feeling in the world?
Mother, why do they have to grow up?
Daddy, why do they have to leave?
Dad, why did Bomper have to leave?
Why did my youth slip past me?
Why does my hair glisten a shiny silver?
Why do my hands quiver when I bend to pick a flower?
Why, God, are the roses red?
As I reread the questions I wrote I felt a small tear slowly sliding down my cheek. It was then that I realized that this life that God has given each of us goes by so fast. Let’s not focus on the questions but instead take the time to enjoy each moment as it comes.
Dear Lord, thank You for the time that You have given to each of us. Help us not waste the time You have given us but to embrace it and enjoy it to the fullest. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.