A quick hello and then it is off to the races.
I am a bit behind in my Bible read through as mentioned in an earlier post, and yesterday I was in the finishing pages of Deuteronomy.
I noted that in The Message version I am reading, Eugene Peterson gives us this description of Moses when God took him home with Him.
Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eyesight was sharp; he still walked with a spring in his step.Deuteronomy 34:7, The Message; Eugene Peterson
It made me think how we might question God.
Moses was still filled with life and from many verses we know that he was well-loved by God.
But it was time.
It was his time in God’s timing.
I thought about how we view someone passing as too soon, or in cases of great lingering suffering for the person and their family, not soon enough.
Why so young?
Why so suddenly?
Why did they have to suffer so long and never get better?
And it humbles me that God allows us to ask and yet never really answers beyond that He knows the span of our days.
He created us and gave us a time to live and to live well and for the things He planned for us.
Something to ponder.
Something to draw us close to Him and to whisper the words of another passage of Scripture…
Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.Psalm 90:12 HCSB