Hug your kids a little longer today. Read that book to them one more time and go have the tea party or play the Wii game with them. Your to-do list will be there tomorrow, but your children may not. My family has come up against this hard reality this week, as we have seen the frailty of life, wrestled with God in prayer, and watched God in His wisdom call a 12 year old boy home to be with Him. It’s not the way any of us wanted it to turn out, but it is what happened. My heart breaks for those parents and sister that have to go back home, walk into his room, and face the fact that a new reality begins today; life will never be the way it was but they can learn to live in a new kind of normal.
I pray that all those affected by this, both those who knew Zach and those who happened to be present at the accident, will find peace in their souls. These kids have seen a little too up close and personal just how fragile human life is. I pray that this whole experience will cause them to seek their purpose on the earth and to follow hard after what God has for them to do. Psalm 90:12 says “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” A different version says, “Teach us to use wisely all the time we have.”
May we all number our days a little more carefully in our pursuit of a heart of wisdom.