“Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” vss. 30-31
Sometimes it seems as though the young have a leg up on the rest of us in today’s tech dependent world. They’re the ones who have grown up with computers and who have learned how to write basic code in elementary school. They even know why tv’s have three remotes! But familiarity with social media and smartphones isn’t everything and they soon discover the stress that goes with the crush of innovation and are exhausted by the ever-increasing pace of life. For some instantaneous connections are too slow and impatience grows with every delay. Even though they’re adept at multitasking, many yearn for true intimacy and seek respite for their dulled senses. For folks such as these the prophet suggests another way, one that should be considered by anyone wearied by the constant busyness of their living. “Slow down!” come these words from the past. “Wait for the Lord!” and your strength will be renewed. We don’t need to die in order to mount up with wings like eagles, it’s a way of life available to us now. It’s refreshment without obsession and it comes with purposefully slowing our pace and drinking in the joy that is available in every moment of every day. Perhaps it’s a lesson the old could teach the young!
Thought for the Day: How can I slow the pace of my life?