Swiftness of Days

When I lie down I say, ‘When shall I arise?’ But the night is long, and I am full of tossing till the dawn. My flesh is clothed with worms and dirt; my skin hardens, then breaks out afresh. My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle and come to their end without hope.
Job 7:4-6
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Swiftness of Days
“Youth is wasted on the young,” meaning that when one is young and in the prime of their life, they don’t fully appreciate the stage of life they are in and what youth affords a person.  Yet time stands still for no man.  As Job describes his days as a weaver weaving a rug, with every pass of the shuttle, the rug is one row closer to being done.  With every passing day our lives are one day closer to being over. This distresses Job because he can only imagine the remaining days as filled with suffering. His glory days, those filled with God’s blessings seem to be over for Job.  In his grief and distress, he has no hope in relief, and feels at the end of his last day there will be no time for restitution.  But we know this not to be the case, for we know that this life is not the end all be all, and an eternity awaits those given faith to know Christ as their Savior.  This life undoubtedly will have its share of pain and sorrow.  Yet we do not suffer alone nor are we ever abandoned to the rulers of this world.  For in Christ we have His promise, “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20b)
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