I turn 53 this month.

I don’t know why it occurred to me but that means nothing. I remember when I was 30 because I graduated school for the last time that year. After 9 years of higher education I was finally done.

I don’t remember 40, probably because we were in the middle of raising four great kids and I was too busy to notice.

The only thing I remember about 50 was my son said “dad, what’s it like to know your life is half over?” I thought “awesome, he thinks I’m going to make it to 100!” When I get to 55 I can begin getting discounts at some places. Woohoo, I think. I can find nothing significant about 53. It is just another birthday that marks the passage of time. What surprises me the most is that rather than spending time reflecting on the past I find myself thinking more about the future. Perhaps that is because I have reached a point I realize I have fewer years ahead of me than behind and I need to make the most of the days I have left.

I keep reflecting on the command of Ephesians 5:16 …“making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”

Whether you are facing a milestone event in your life or just another day, make the most of the time you have for the glory of God.