Mid February already? What happened to November…and December…and January?

Not that I’m complaining–I’m just amazed more and more how quickly time flies. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about making the most of each day and squeezing every ounce out of our fleeting time–overall, making as much of a difference as we can with the talents God gives us.

Today I heard a good song: “Gone” by Switchfoot. One reason I like it is it reminds me of David’s and my friend Reginald, who no longer lives in our town. When he did, though, he was a part-time DJ at a local Christian station. He found out that I like some of Switchfoot’s music, so often he would play this song when he knew I would be on my way to work. Great Christian brother.

Anyway, despite the fun, upbeat sound of this song, it sneaks in some very Ecclesiastes-type thought-provoking lyrics. See if you agree, while I get back to what I should be doing right now (working!). =)

by Jonathan Foreman and Tim Foreman

She told him she'd rather fix her makeup
than try to fix what's going on
But the problem keeps on calling
even with the cell phone gone

She told him that she believes in living
bigger than she's living now
But her world keeps spinning backwards
and upside down

Don't say so long, and throw yourself wrong
Don't spin today away, 'cause today will soon be...

Gone, like yesterday is gone,
Like history is gone
Just try to prove me wrong
And pretend like you're immortal

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every day we borrow brings us
one step closer to the edge, infinity
Where's your treasure, where's your hope
if you get the world and lose your soul?
She pretends like she pretends like she's immortal

Don't say so long, you're not that far gone
This could be your big chance to make up
Today will soon be...

Gone, like yesterday is gone
Like history is gone
The world keeps spinning on
You're going, going, gone
Like summer break is gone,
Like Saturday is gone
Just try to prove me wrong
You pretend like you're immortal.

We are not infinite
We are not permanent
Nothing is immediate
We're so confident
In our accomplishments
Look at our decadence

Gone, like Frank Sinatra, like Elvis and his mom,
Like Al Pacino's cash, nothing lasts in this life
Gone, my high school dreams are gone,
my childhood sweets are gone
Life is a day that doesn't last for long.

Life is more than money, time was never money
Time was never cash, life is still more than girls.
Life is more than hundred dollar bills and roto-tom fills,
Life is more than fame and rock and roll and thrills,
All the riches of the kings end up in wills
We've got information in the information age but do
we know what life is outside of our convenient Lexus cages?

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every moment that we borrow brings us closer
to the God who's not short of cash
Hey Bono, I'm glad you asked
Life is still worth living,
life is more than what we are.