525,600 Minutes

Contemporary poets are most often sung, and these lyrics from Seasons of Love (from the musical Rent) capture a poignant fact of life, which coincidentally, is profoundly biblical

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes – how do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets,
In midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes – how do you measure a year in the life?

“What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” – James 4:14

“These are evil times, so make every minute count.” – Ephesians 5:16

As someone for whom more than half of life is over, these lyrics and the truth embodied therein carry extra meaning.

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