“Improve the Shining Moments”

For the last few days, I’ve had this hymn in my head.  Which for me is really unusual, because I pretty well never have hymns go through my head if I’m not actually in church singing them.

You can click here to get an idea of what’s been running through my head, but I’ll include the words from the first verse here:

Improve the shining moments; Don’t let them pass you by.

Work while the sun is radiant; Work, for the night draws nigh.

We cannot bid the sunbeams To lengthen out their stay.

Nor can we ask the shadow To ever stay away.

I think this is God’s way of telling me to do more than I currently am.  He’s only given me X amount of days to live, how will I feel if that runs out tomorrow?  Or next week?  Better, if I start actually doing the things on my to-do list.  Better, if I start giving more of myself and my time to helping others.  Better, if I try to be a little less selfish.


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