Many times, in our anxious attempt to predict or control the future, we lose sight of the valuable things that are there for us in the present moment. Even if all we have at present are trials and heart wrenching difficulties, even these have treasures that they can share with us.
Instead of losing much time worrying about a future we can never control, let us make the most of each moment that is being given us.
Embrace each joyful hour, taste the sweetness of each passing day, treasure even the tears that fall, even the anguish of a heart that is broken and bruised.
You will never pass this way again. Live each moment fully that you may keep what’s truly precious for all eternity.
If all of life were sunshine,
Our faces would be fain
To feel once more upon them
The cooling plash of rain.
—Henry Van Dyke
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 (WEB) For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…