Remember Your Creator
Ecclesiates 12:1. “Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, ‘I have no delight in them.'”
Recently I enjoyed going to the Cedarville High School play and watching John-Keith and his friends perform in the Sound of Music. I love this story and was so impressed with the amazing talents displayed. The singing, dancing and acting were wonderful and everyone who attended was delighted. I couldn’t help but wonder about the bright futures of all these young people.
I was young once too. One of the most important lessons I have learned is to never forget where your talents come from. God has given each of us abilities – some we discover immediately and others we develop as we get older through experience and opportunity. These are given to us to serve others and to glorify Him. Colossians 1:16, says, “For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth . . all things were created by Him and for Him.” Everything we have comes from Him. We can keep from becoming prideful as we develop our natural abilities and experience success by keeping in mind that our talents are a gift from God – a gift that can be taken away at any time.
Believe it or not, there will come a day when you will not have as much energy, your memory will start to falter, and your eyesight will start to dim. Your dancing days will be over, so while you are young and energetic, remember your Creator and use everything you’ve got to serve Him wholeheartedly. In doing so He will help you to “climb every mountain, ford every stream, [and] follow every rainbow ’til you find your dream.”