In Psalm 39:5 it says, “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is a breath, even those who seem secure.” That illustrates plainly why we need to slow down just a little from our daily hustle and bustle in order to really live our lives each day, and to treasure our time with our loved ones. And why time itself can be such a powerful gift for us to give each other.
This is true all year long, not only at Christmas. As we start to think about New Year’s resolutions this is a good thing to remember.