Published July 1, 2017 by Janice Millirons Hayman in Associate Pastor Article

Devotional Passage:
Psalm 90

12 “Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.”

I like the month of June.  It brings back a lot of memories:  the end of school, the beginning of summer, Vacation Bible School, summer jobs, special opportunities, vacations, special friendships, summer camp and so on.

June also signals the ever-present truth of the march of time.  When June ends, half the year is over.  As much as we hate to admit it, it’s true. Whatever we had purposed for 2017, we will only have 6 more months to get it done when June fades into July in just 30 short days.

One of my favorite memories of June is getting away to the beach or taking a vacation in the mountains of New York.  When I rode through the Adirondack Mountains almost every summer from 1967-1978 on our way up to the Word of Life camps in Schroon Lake, I was always overwhelmed with the grandeur of God’s creation.  Serenity and beauty captured my imagination when we spent time at the beach over at Daytona or New Smyrna.

Time and memories sparked boyhood questions like “why does the summer go by so fast?” and statements like “I sure wish Vacation Bible School would hurry and get here.”  When you stop and think about it, our lives are made up of time and memories.  How are you spending your time?  What kind of memories are you making for yourself and those you love?

The Bible reminds us of the importance of time.  Psalm 90:12 teaches us that we should number (put lots of value in) our days.  You have time to make some memories this month, this summer, and the rest of this year.  Make your time count for the Lord and your memories will be very, very special for a long time to come.