Thursday, June 25, 2009

Teach Us To Number Our Days

Tonight people around the world are mourning the passing of two entertainment icons, Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett.

I don't know where they will spend eternity. Only God knows that at this juncture. We need to heed the biblical injuction to "number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom." - Psalm 90:12

We have no guarantee for tomorrow. We have this moment. Where will you spend eternity, friend?

P. S. My pastor/writer friend Greg Asimakoupoulos penned the following poem in the aftermath of Farrah and Michael's death and it ties in well with my thoughts.

Remembering an Angel and the King

Pondering the passing of two celebrities...

Farrah's dead and Michael, too.
The news is shocking, sad but true.
The King of Pop and Ryan's hope
are gone before their time.

But lest I think "Who gives a care?"
I'd best remember I'll be there.
What's bad will someday steal what's good.
There's no way to beat it.

So we'd do well to plan ahead
before our friends find out we're dead.
Let's make amends with those we've wronged
and make our peace with God.

Check out Greg's writing at The Partial Observer here.


  1. things like this shock young people who think that no one rich or famous dies suddenly ... hopefully they will seriously look at where they will spend eternity - the eternity that one day will greet us all ...

  2. David,
    I quoted your blog and this poem in my blog at

    Thanks for your faithful writing.

  3. Thanks for the post and poem. We are called to number our days.... to wisdom.
    Blessings to you...