I have been thinking alot about this verse from Psalm 90 in the Bible.
“Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
I am more aware than I have ever been that my days are numbered.
Not that I am sick or that anything is wrong.
Just that I am getting old. (A luxury not afforded to all, I realize.)
And, very aware I am much closer to the finish line than I am to the starting line.
So, I get the first part of that verse.
That my days are numbered.
It is the second part of the verse which I ponder.
The “heart of wisdom” part.
What does that look like?
And feel like?
And act like?
I have no clue.
In the larger scheme of things, here is what I feel…
And, what I think I know.
First,I am more clear than ever about how God intends the world to be which is starkly different than much of what we see and read in the news. Second, I am more aware than ever of my own shortcomings and ignorance. I remember thinking 30+ years ago that when I got to the age I am now I would have most of life (or at least my life) figured out.
I am not sure either of the two things I feel and think I know constitute wisdom so I guess there is still work to do while there is still another day.