As we wrap up another school year I am confronted once again with how fast time seems to have flown by. Each year seems to go by with increasing velocity. The Bible reminds us that our lives are like a vanishing vapour or the fading flowers. In our yard at home we have a Magnolia tree which seems to lose its beautiful purple blossoms even before the leaves fully form, reminding me how short our lives are in the context of eternity.

Mrs. Sandra Lawson who leads Sayers Academy in Louisville Kentucky once told me that Youth is a terrible thing to waste. In light of the brevity of life, how are we best taking advantage of our gift of time? Do we often give up great for good or even the bad by not redeeming the days and taking up our crosses to follow hard after Christ? How are we making a difference in someone else’s life, be it our children, spouse, friend or stranger? How is FCS preparing the next generation to be others minded for the glory of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?

May this summer be a time of reflection as we evaluate our priorities. Father God, open our hearts and renew our minds to live according to Kingdom values and objectives, longing for the better day when your Son will rule the nations and every knee will bow to the glory of Lamb who was slain, the Lion of the tribe of Judah.