Snapshots of Time
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. —Psalm 90:12
The designers of an innovative Web site
call their creation a “snapshot” of our world. Every hour, computers
monitor international news sources, select the most frequently
occurring words and pictures, then display them as an interactive
image. Over time, these hourly snapshots compose a mosaic of unfolding
If a computer could track our words and actions,
what would a snapshot of yesterday reveal? Over the weeks and months,
what patterns would emerge? And what theme would dominate the final
mosaic of our lives?
Psalm 90, a prayer of Moses the man of God,
is a powerfully honest look at the brevity and significance of life.
The writer compares an entire lifetime to a dream or a blade of grass,
and cries out to God: “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain
a heart of wisdom” (v.12). Our days often seem so insignificant, yet
they add up to so much. The Message renders verse 12: "Teach us to live wisely and well" It is a prayer for the snapshots of life with the final image in view.
all the pictures of our life are laid on the table, they will reveal
our recurring words and actions. What story will they tell? It’s worth
considering as we make our choices each day. — David C. McCasland
God has given life abundant—
Live it fully every day;
Though our time on earth is fleeting,
He goes with us all the way. —Hess
It’s not how long you live that counts, but how you live.