Thinking About Old Age

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!

Time and How it Passes by so Quickly

I am continually amazed at how time flies. I know it is an old, old saying, but it is relevant to us. We are approaching the month of May and it seems as if we just entered 2012. I am just beginning to write 2012 consistently, instead of 2011.

The Bible says that we are to “redeem the times”. It means to “buy up” the time. You are to make the time God has given you- count! Redeem it! Life is too short to waste your time on frivolous things! As a steward of the Lord and all He has given you, buy up the time and make it count for Him!