A Weekly Devotional
from Steve Higginbotham
A Time For Every Purpose
by Steve Higginbotham
May 27, 2006
Yesterday was a day of contrast. It was a day
full of contradiction. Sorrow and joy. Tears and laughter. The past and
the future. You see, yesterday I performed the funeral for a dear Christian
lady, 91 years of age. Then a couple hours later, I watched as my oldest
daughter graduated from High School.
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven... (Ecclesiastes 3). Life's changes are constant reminders of the brevity of life, and the speed at which life passes. How could I have a daughter who graduated when the memories of my own graduation have not faded in my memory? How could the little girl that I carried in my arms be old enough to, in a couple months, venture off on her own to college?
Of course, James was right. Life is but a vapor that appears for a short time and then vanishes away (James 4:14). Life's lessons from yesterday were...
Whether you're eighteen, forty-four, or ninety one...it doesn't matter. Those lessons, if remembered, will serve you well.
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