Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Winter of your life


Couple and dog

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 guy, just married and embarking on my new life with my wife and son.
 
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 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 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...separated...out of the closet and I move slower and I see an older man now. I'm overweight...but, I see the great change...
 
Not the one that was once married who was dark and young and strong... others, like me, their 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! Cause if I don't on my own free will...I just fall asleep where I sit!
 
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 hope, that when it's over...we have a loving Savior who has a plan for us  and we are assured salvation if we place our faith in Him .   
 
So, if your not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!
 
For remember that scripture?...our life is but a vapor, it vanished 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 that you want your loved ones to remember...

No comments: