SURFING WITH JESUS
Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
Web Site: http://SurfingwithJesus.Blogspot.com
AND THEN IT IS WINTER…IT’S BEAUTIFUL
You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married, and embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet, in a way, it seems long ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all; I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is, the winter of my life, and it catches me by surprise! How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and when did my youth vanish?
I remember well, seeing older people through my life and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far away. I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like! But, here it is! My friends are retired and already grey; they move slower. When I look at an older person now, I see that some are in better shape than I am and some, worse. I see great changes; not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant but, like me, their age clearly shows and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.
Each day now, I find that just taking a shower is a target for the day! And taking a nap is not just a treat anymore.... it's mandatory! If I don't of my own free will ... I just fall asleep where I sit! So, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but, never did! At least I know, that though winter has come and I'm not sure how long it will last, this I recognize, that when it's over.... it’s over!
Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done, things I should have done, and, indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all wrapped up in a lifetime of living!
So, if you're not in your winter yet, let me remind you that it will be here faster than you think! Whatever you would like to accomplish in your life, please, do it quickly! Don't put things off too long! Life goes by so fast. Do what you must today, as you're never sure whether this is your ‘winter’ or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life! So, live today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember and hope that they appreciate and love you for everything that you have done for them in all the years past!
"Life is a gift to you; the way you live your life is your gift to those who come after you. Make it a fantastic one."
LIVE IT WELL!
DO SOMETHING FUN!
BE HAPPY! BE THANKFUL!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Remember "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold or silver."
“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9