The other evening, my wife called me into the family room and excitedly asked me to sit on the sofa to view a video. It was a recording made when our children were much younger, about 6 and 9 years old. One clip showed my son counting the candles on his birthday cake in anticipation of lighting it and then singing happy birthday. As we listened to him counting the candles, “One...two...three….”, his voice sounded strange.
“Is there something wrong with the audio? His voice sounds so high!”
My wife laughed and nodded. As we continued to watch, we both realized the obvious truth. There was nothing wrong with the audio! This was how our son sounded at that age, over 7 years ago. Since then, his voice had gradually changed and deepened, as all young boys do when they become teenagers. We had not noticed this change until confronted with this delightful reminder!
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Psalms 90:12 (ESV)
God reminds us of the passing of time in beautiful and, sometimes, humorous ways. Our children are growing older as we all are. The video is a precious reminder of their fleeting youth and our ephemeral life. We must linger over these days and savor the love that God has allowed us to capture and experience.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.