One day. All of those little moments that you thought nothing of at the time. The times of laughter. And times of sorrow. The times that you are listening to your best friend ramble on and on over the phone about shoes. The time you watched that one movie cuddled up on the couch with your significant other. Each distinct piece of past will accumulate to makeup a lifetime. I look back and I would not give up any of these brief moments of nothingness. The moments that I cease to remember in a month but still remember the feeling they give me when I think of the people I shared them with. Because that, is what truly makes up a lifetime. The people you share it with. That is what makes this more than the feeling of existence, but the existing reality of the moments you have felt. Maybe those bigger moments like graduating, and skydiving, and roller-coaster riding you’ll seem to grasp for longer than most memories but soon enough even those will regress into “remember when’s” and “back in the day’s”. It is wholly in our power to make the most of every single day we draw breath. However, the line that zips through our life pulsates for just one thing. It rises as we rise. And falls as we fall. In 2 John 1:6, it reads,
“this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.”2 John 1:6
We are told to love above all else. In my humble opinion, what we will remember most about this lifetime is love. My lifeline is not founded on hate, or money, or fame, or what new show is streaming on Netflix. (As much as I do love a good binge-watch marathon) It is based in love. And love is God itself. If you do not know God, you do not know love. And a lifetime without love is founded in nothingness. I need to remember to love others with the same abundance that is afforded for me from Jesus. That I can have a lifeline of memories that I will truly remember because they were based in a lifetime of love.