I heard this song on the radio the other day, and it immediately struck a chord with me. This song was a stark reminder that I often forget I am living on borrowed time. That the days, weeks, months – and if I’m lucky, years I have left to live is so precious and limited.
If the life that we’ve been given is made beautiful in the living
And the joy that we get brings joy to the heart of the Giver
I want to live like there’s no tomorrow, love like I’m on borrowed time
I won’t take it for granted, I won’t waste another second
All I want is to give You a life well lived to say, “thank you”
Jason Gray, Good to Be Alive
When we take someone or something for granted, we expect them to always be available to us. We grow accustomed to their presence without acknowledging them with thanks or recognition. As a result, we do not question the possibility of absence because we come to expect their permanent presence. At the crux of it, we value them too lightly and fail to recognize their true worth. But, my friends, the time is now for us to stop taking the people around us, the circumstances we are in, and the time we have for granted…for we are living on borrowed time.