4 “Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. 5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath.
The question, "What is important in life", is answered more proficiently when you face a family passing. All of a sudden what is important in life becomes clear. It is not the clothing style you have, nor the car you drive. It is not the material wealth you amass nor is it the notoriety that you have attained. It is not how smart you are or any of your accomplishments. When someone close to you passes to the next realm, all of a sudden, all of those things matter little, if at all.
What we are left with is God and each other. Only love matters. The love of friends, the love of family and the love from God. When you are in the throes of grief, how fast your car is or how many square feet your house is doesn't matter. In fact, ask anyone who has lost someone too soon and they would tell you that they would give it all up in a second to have that child, spouse or loved one back.
I think giving it up is a good idea. Maybe we could do that. I am not saying we should lack fashion, drop out of school and drive a beater, but let love rule! The time we have to love is to be utilized. Love is our heartbeat. Love deeply. Love often. Love through the hard times. Let love win out in your decision making. Recalibrate your life today to love those close to you, hold them, encourage them and call out the gold in them. Let love be the filter that every decision passes through. Now go hug and kiss your loved ones and tell them how much they mean to you!