Making Days Count

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12

      Mohammed Ali was a bit of a philosopher as well as a boxer. He once said, “Don’t count your days; make each day count.” Moses, the man of God, who authored Psalm 90, is saying much the same. He is very much aware of how fast time flies, and how frail we are in contrast to God’s great strength. Wisely, he seeks God’s wisdom that he might make each day count for himself, his family, his community, and his God.
      Drawing closer to my 80th year, I am grateful that God has given me the strength for a full complement of years; yet realistically I cannot count on many more days. What I can count on is that each new day is a gift of God, and that his enduring love fills it and gives me reason to rejoice in it. Moreover, he is most ready to grant me the insight and strength for enduring service

Ted Zimmerman
Napa, CA

Lord, grant me insight and strength for service. Amen.

Reflect: What is the wisest, most important thing you can do today to make it count?

Read: Psalm 90:1-17 and Matthew 24:45-51