It happened 3 months ago, but I’m just now realizing the full scope and damage of an ever-moving life and reaching 24 years. Life is short and eternity is long. To quote Pastor John Piper, “too long to regret a wasted life.”
Although we have no control of it, we are…we exist, and will exist forever. I understand the truth of it, but not the why. Why are we here at all? Is it to love, honor, and praise God? I can’t help but have a mind of reason that seeks the cold, hard facts of life, the universe, and everything. (“42” is almost an acceptable answer – it’s easy to remember). So to reflect on the idea that eternity is “too long to regret a wasted life,” I keep arriving at the conclusion that I regret much, and can’t find a peaceful resolution.
Our pipes froze two nights ago, but thankfully didn’t burst. Others’ pipes did burst, so I can’t complain that I didn’t get to shower until the afternoon. We certainly covered those evil copper protrusions last night. It’s really cold in Tucson for some reason! What happened to global warming?