I have spent a great deal of time today thinking about just what a date means. When you view eternity from God's perspective---it is not even a grain of sand on the beach. To us it is a way to measure time---to pause and remember a special occurrence in our lives---some good and some not. The date causes emotions to rise to the surface---sometimes happy and sometimes sad.
Really though a date is just that---a point in time to measure time. The number of years we have been on this earth or the number of years when someone departed this earth. The date rolls around---we pause--we reflect--and the next day--life goes on. God created morning and night---to give us these markers--since we are mortal beings while on the earth and need a method to measure.
Everyone has special dates that they always pause--reflect---remember. No one is created unique--it happens to each and every one of us. At the very minimum you have the day you were born---to keep track of your time here.
Today--40 years ago---I was married---and that was a point of time in my life--not really special to anyone else but me. I pause today--I reflect-I count the number of years and tomorrow life will go on. It's a point in time on the continuum of eternity--just a point in time.