I found myself thinking about life last night. What would we do if we could each live for hundreds if not thousands of years?
Would we strive to obtain enormous amounts of wealth, rare artifacts, and power?
Would we travel and explore to see all that we can see. Maybe even push further into God’s great universe for the sake of exploration, adventure and knowledge. I think the Doctor from Dr. Who says it best,
“This is one corner… of one country, in one continent, on one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that’s a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying, and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see.”
Would we find ourselves realizing that every single person matters? Would 900 years help us to see that life is precious and there isn’t a single individual that doesn’t matter?
The truth is that this life we have been given is just a small moment in time. We are nothing more than a moment in time, a second in 365 days.
So much in this life passes us by so fast. 85 years seems to go by so fast for us. Is knowing how fast life really is helping us to realize how precious our time really is?
God has sent us here at this very moment, in this very second of our 365 day calendar to test us and try us to see if we would do all that he asks of us. He also has sent us here to do something only we are capable of doing. I can’t say what the something is because it is different for each of us. We truly are important, each and every one of us.
This life is just a moment, and let’s not waste it on lust, hate, anger, and envy. Go chase your dreams, and be all you can be. Live your life with love and compassion. We can truly make a difference in the world around us even if it is just for a moment.