Monday, January 16, 2012


    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 all...
     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 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.  He may be contacted through the congregation's website:

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