So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. —Psalm 90:12
A few days after these words appear in print the old year of our Lord will have gone to join the long procession of years and centuries that move on into the shadows of a past that can come no more.
In the year just gone the world has been writing history, not with ink only but with blood and tears; not in the quiet of the study but in violence, terror and death in city streets and along the borders of nations; and other and milder but more significant history has been written by incredible feats of power in sending man-made objects out to circle the moon and the sun….
To each one fortunate enough to live out [this year], God will have given 365 days broken into 8,760 hours. Of these…
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