HeyThought I would pass this along. How quickly time has been passing has been on my heart for awhile now. Anyone else feeling this way? The following was shared with me recently and it really spoke to me. I was thinking its not so much the time that I may or may not have left but how I spend the time He has for me.____________________________________ Verily, in this passing earth-realm the "QUANTITY" of one's years is indeterminate. Some of us will experience only a handful of years here, while others may press towards a century of human life in earthly "tent." No one can know which you will be, which I will be.Stranger still, the passing of whatever years may be alloted to each of us is eerily "relative." Months and years speed ever more quickly as we near the End of Time, and as we run downhill into the passing of our own personal time here on earth. The number of years between human ages of 18 and 28... seem to be perhaps eight. The sense of our years between age 28 and 38... is that only six years could have passed. And then, all of those days, months and years between ages 38 and 48 seem to be no more than five years as we reflect upon them.If you have experienced this phenomenon because you have turned these calendar pages in your own life, you understand. If you have not yet encountered this perplexing time-warp, you will.Here then is the conclusion: ALL that matters, truly, is the QUALITY of whatever years we have been granted. The "quantity" of years is compressed and loses meaning, and for many never has had much meaning. All men die, but not all men have ever lived and loved and contributed to the life and love of others. Quantity means little to nothing, as many have proven. QUALITY will never fade or lose meaning. And thus, the 90-year-old apostle's repeated emphasis on obedience to God... and "Little children, LOVE one another." QUALITY of Life is all we can make choices about -- but THAT we may.
Good post. May God, our Father, give us grace to do this.
When I was an teenager I worked the midnight shift at a local filling station. In the early hours of the morning, just after midnight I think it was an elderly man of some 90 years old came in. We talked for a while just small talk. I don't remember his name. Those late nights seemed like an eternity from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. But he said something I will never forget. "Son, when you are young you are so impatient and it seems that you can hardly 'wait' for [i]time[/i] as as time just drags by. But when you get older you become more and more patient- but then time no longer waits for [i]you[/i]."
_________________Robert Wurtz II
...quality will never fade or lose meaning...Go ask Solomon, ...God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions...all is vanity. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when though shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.
_________________Charles H Holston