Our Days Are Numbered


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today is the third anniversary of Cynthia’s death. She in her life touch my life, my kids life, and so many more individuals here on this earth. Her vivacious personality welcomed ones she came in contact with and you knew for that moment that some of God’s joy had been poured out on you thru her. None of us knew that this day three years ago would be her last day on this earth. I know she is missed by me and by her family and all the friends she impacted. None of us know that today may be the last day of our lives. We are not guaranteed tomorrow or the end of this day. We only know that as we are breathing we have this moment to live.

David summed it up best this morning in my reading through scripture when he said, “Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:10-12 NIV) We hope that we will have 70-80 years on this earth to connect with our loved ones and do what the Lord has purposes us to do, but we have no guarantees regarding the time left here on this earth. Time here on this earth flies by and each day is like water that is spilled out on the ground that cannot be gathered up again (II Samuel 14:14). We can have our lives flying by or we can become more intentional and ask the Lord to teach us how to live life. Teaching us to number our days involves seeking God and asking Him to guide and direct our lives and give us knowledge and wisdom so that we could make the most of each day we have here with those we love.

Today as you remember the death of Cynthia Ruth Gorton, I would encourage you to seek the Lord as she did in making the most of the days you have on this earth. Sometimes on this journey, it is important to reflect on those who have fallen and gain insight as to how we should live today.

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About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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2 Responses to Our Days Are Numbered

  1. Thanks for sharing this Dad. I miss Mom tons and can’t believe how much life changed in just a heartbeat 3 years ago. Our world just isn’t the same without her but I’m grateful will be united again some day. Love you!

  2. Pam Hessel says:

    It is wonderful to be loved, respected, remembered, and missed! God has so much for us in our walk here and earth and the most important is the fruit of the relationships we have – first with God, then family and friends. I think of Cindy often and value all the memories I have of our times together. She was all about creating memories with her family. Love you, Jim!!

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