This journey we are all on passes quickly. A couple years ago I realized I had more Christmases behind me than I had in front of me. The same is true for birthdays. We blink and in a moment our babies are 16, or as is the case for many of my friends, their babies have babies.
I was reading a little in James this week and came across this verse:
whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life, It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. James 4:14 NKJV
I was reminded how short and fleeting all of this is, but then I also remembered this verse:
But the very hairs of your head are numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7 NKJV
Now for some of us it is easier to count the hairs on our head than it is for others, but God reminds us not to worry about life and even the shortness of it, he knows every part of creation, and we are more valuable than any part of it. We are to simply enjoy the journey and to see his incredible guiding hand in all that we are and all that we do.