Friday, May 26, was a day of contrast. It was a day full of contradiction. Sorrow and joy. Tears and laughter. The past and the future. You see, yesterday I performed the funeral for a dear Christian lady, 91 years of age. Then a couple hours later, I watched as my oldest daughter graduated from High School.

"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven ... "(Ecclesiastes 3:1-15). Life's changes are constant reminders of the brevity of life, and the speed at which life passes. How could I have a daughter who graduated when the memories of my own graduation have not faded in my memory? How could the little girl that I carried in my arms be old enough to, in a couple months, venture off on her own to college?

Of course, James was right. "Life is but a vapor that appears for a short time and then vanishes away" (James 4:14).

Life's lessons from yesterday were ...

  • Use your time well.
  • Cherish the moment.
  • Life is but a vapor!
  • Don't wish your life away.
  • Don't lose sight of your goal.
  • Finish what you set out to accomplish.
  • Remember you're being graded.

Whether you're eighteen, forty-four, or ninety one ... it doesn't matter. Those lessons, if remembered, will serve you well.