Past, Present, and Future
Ideas from other cultures fascinate me. For instance, the Hebrews spoke of the future as though it was behind them, rather than in front, believing that you could see what was in front of you, but not what was behind you. Thus the unseen future was described as behind one, while the known past was described as in front of one. Maybe that’s what inspired the intriguing quote by 19th century Dutch philosopher and theologian, Soren Kierkegaard, who said, “ Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” I’m no philosopher and not much of a theologian, but I have learned this much along the way – the future, wherever it is perceived to be, is in God’s hands. The Psalmist proclaimed that our God, “will be our guide even to death” (Ps. 48:14) and I’m fairly sure death is in the future, not the past. So, with your hand in God’s hand, join me in having a good day – yesterday.