Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. —Psalm 139:16


            Your days are numbered… by our Lord God Almighty!  Even before you started to live life the numbers of days that you would have life on this planet were determined.  You have a birth date and a death date.  The dash in between those two dates is God’s plan for you and you will give account for the dash.


            It is amazing the fear that has gripped so many people because of this COVID19— even among those who profess the name of Jesus.  Sure, we need to be wise in what we do, but we do not need to fear.  “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory” (Colossians 3:1-4).  Where we “set our hearts” will be our focus.  Is our focus on earthly things or heavenly things?  What are we living for?  Who are we living for?


            What then shall we fear?  “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).  So if nothing at all can “separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” then what do we have to fear? 


God has the number of our days, we don’t.  “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is” (Psalm 39:4).  Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).  However many days we have left we are to “gain a heart of wisdom” to live those days out.  Are we?  Are we involved in the “good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do?” (Ephesians 2:10).  Are we being “a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good?” (Titus 2:14).  May it be so Dear Father in the Power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.  So be it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugD0i5Y3cw8

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