If you know me personally, you know that for the last five years I have been very involved in helping my parents at the end of their lives. My dad passed away to be with the Lord, two and a half years ago. I just recently moved my mother into assisted living due to her condition. The following are some observations that impact me.
1. Having our first grandchild a few months ago, I see the dependency of a baby and an old person. If currently you are totally independent, enjoy it because it doesn’t last.
2. When you come to the end years/months/ and days of your life, you do not want any regrets! You don’t want a bucket list of people and things to get right! Live your life clean and right with others!
3. Ecclesiastes 12:1 says, “Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, ‘I have no pleasure in them.'” Wow! There is a sermon or two! Your effective time is going to draw to an end. God tells you to remember Him in these days when you can have and be effective! Serve, Worship, Honor, Give, and Enjoy your Creator – your Lord!