Yesterday was a pretty tough day today with everything going on. It seemed like everyone was stretched. We had basically zero people left to call upon if something happened!
In the midst of the day we celebrated Wergsy’s birthday. Melissa worked hard to make sure the day was special for her. Melissa has done this for each of our employees. It’s a lot of work but it really is something to be celebrated especially thinking in the case of Wergsy. She was in class when the earthquake hit and most of the others in her class died. She was trapped under concrete for two days. The scars still visible on her face and arms. How thankful to be able to celebrate a birthday!
Wergsy’s birthday was a reminder to me of how I should be thankful for everyday! When I am 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90+, what will I be thinking on my birthday? Will I be thinking I wished I would have lived differently? On my 90th birthday, what will I think about?
I am reading Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper.
He quotes Jonathan Edwards who made 70 resolutions for his life between the ages of 19-20. Allow me to list a few of them to you:
#5 – Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable
way I possibly can.
#6 – Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live.
#17 – Resolved, that I will live so, as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.
#28 – Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly, and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.
#56 – Resolved, never to give over, nor in the least to slacken, my fight with corruptions (sins), however unsuccessful I may be.
Most inspiring about Jonathan Edwards is that, by most accounts of his life, he lived closely by these resolutions he made as a young man.
While maybe I haven’t answered any questions on wasting this life or not, I continue to think about it.
Right now I am plainly thankful for today. Another day we can rejoice and be glad in it! Another day we can serve others and be a light to what can sometimes be a dark world.
“Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.” Jonathan Edwards