You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.
It seems just yesterday that I was a
young girl, just married and embarking on my new life with
my husband. And yet, in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I
wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them
And I have glimpses of how it was
back then and all of my hopes and dreams...But, here it
is...the winter of my life and this catches me by
surprise…How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go
and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?
I remember well...seeing older
people through the years and thinking that those older
people were years away from me and that winter was so far
off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it
would be like…
But here it is…husband retired and he’s
getting gray...he moves slower and I see an older man now.
He’s in much better shape than me...but, I see the great
change...Not the one I married who was dark and young and
strong...but, like me, his age is beginning to show 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 getting a
shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap
is not a treat anymore—it’s mandatory!
And 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.
But, at least I know, that though the
winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will
last...This I know, that when it’s over...I will enjoy the
spring in the arms of my loving Father...and wait for my
loved ones to come when their winter is over too.
So, if you’re not in your winter
yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than
you think. So, whatever you want to accomplish in your life,
please do it quickly!
For, remember that scripture?...your life
is but a vapor, it vanishes away...So, do what you can
today, because you can never be sure whether this is your
winter or not!
You have no promise that you will see all
the seasons of your life...so live for God today and say all
the things you want your loved ones to remember…
- Author unknown; via The Encourager, the weekly bulletin
for the Calvert City church of Christ, Calvert City,
KY. Lance Cordle preaches for the congregation.
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