In an effort to lighten her heavy load, Mom instituted a numbering system. Steve was #1, I was #2, and Brad was #3.
Whether it was our clothes or a drinking glass, each of these items had a number. When Mom had finished the laundry, she would tell us to get our clothes and put them away. When I was thirsty, I would drink from the glass with a #2 printed on it.
I would never drink from a glass that had the #3 because Brad had drank from it, and I most certainly would never wear underwear marked with #1 because Steve had been in them.
According to Jesus, God is in the numbering business as well. He said, “the very hairs of your head are all numbered (Matthew 10:30).” This is evidence of the love and care of God for His children.
The Psalmist spoke of this when he wrote: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite (147:3-5).”
When you realize that your days are numbered and there will come a time when you will step off into eternity, it causes you to reevaluate your life. This why David said: “Teach us to number our days, so we may gain a heart of wisdom Psalm 90:12).”
So, before your number is up, you may want to get things in order.