So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom
~ Psalm 90: 12
the turning of the last calendar page of the year . . .
thinking back over the moments of our lives . . .
365 days, or as in 2012 – 366, are like a “miniature lifetime” . . .
i spent a bit of time last night and this morning reading back through some journal entries and my list of counting gifts, those every day reminders of counting the joys, big and small, in my life. counting the Joy, celebrating the Grace, reflecting the changes that will last through Eternity – not the temporary changes, that typically go by the wayside come around February.
while looking for a few things in a drawer, i came across the invitation for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner for Daughter’s wedding. i love how finding something i wasn’t really searching for connects me to something the Holy Spirit is using to teach me. my Father knows i’m such a visual person – coincidence? i say, “not!” this piece of paper, this decorative invitation to a rehearsal, reminded that each year, are all part of a rehearsal. my heart and my mind wonder, in the final hours of this year, “did i do it well? did my heart grow in Wisdom?”
looking back at the rehearsal for Daughter’s wedding, there were a number of run-throughs of how the events of the ceremony would take place. the minister and the wedding coordinator would start the rehearsal and then stop it, to show where things were following the plan, even perhaps were preparations may have fallen short. the best thing about the rehearsal was there was time to change before the real ceremony.
and that’s how i see my reflections over this past year are for me. a rehearsal for that moment in my life. life is short .
keeping the Faith–even in adversity, walking in the Truth – even when Truth trumps my feelings, counting all things Joy– even when i may not feel so joyful, all help grow my heart in Wisdom.
“did i live it well? will Jesus Christ say,’well done, good and faithful servant?'”
what three words reflect your rehearsal from 2012?