A poem for my 40th birthday (today)…
If a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
Then all these 40 years to you, are just 57 minutes along the way.
If my life is seen through your eyes, looking at time as you do.
Not even an hour has passed since I was born, since all was new.
All these years that seem so long to me are a blink in the divine eye.
All these memories are like a bolt of lightening shooting across the sky.
44 minutes is my experience of you, my new birth into your family.
21 minutes together with my wife, 15 minutes as a dad so happily.
8 minutes living in this house, 5 minutes going to Aberdeen.
Minutes so busy no time to rest, just a few seconds in between.
57 minutes in your eternal existence, less than a lunch break.
Just 4 percent of 1000 years, length of a film, give or take.
They say life begins at 40, but the beginner of Life died at 33.
His 47 minutes were given as a sacrifice, dying for you and for me.
So don’t count the minutes that collect, but the moments that last.
And however minutes you have, hold those you love fast.
For one day these minutes will be drops in the infinite ocean.
And what will count will be your love for Him and devotion.
Not long to wait now, the day when time passes away.
And all our years become tiny steps along the way.
That moment when all of our minutes are done.
And He turns and says in love “Welcome home, my son”.
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends; with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day.” 2 Peter 3.8
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” Psalm 90.12