"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.
- 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.