Life is worth the living
Though it may be fleeting
Three scores or more would slip you by
Rejoice in the Lord always as the years go by.
Kids say the most refreshing things in their own ways to make
you realise interestingly of their innocence.
My young grandson, Nathanael (4), asked me once upon wishing me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 74. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then asked,”Did you start at 1?”
Yes, one day, one week, one month, one year . . . but where did all the years go? Is our life’s journey merely a doomed destination? Were we born to die? Realistically, from the womb to the tomb, there’s but one room – 3 by 6 by 6 . . . it’s a dreaded hole for most to inter our flesh & bones. But then, we can look ascendingly unto Heaven to meet our Maker & God. Be prepared for that glorious day when we all must bid farewell to our loved ones & friends.
If you are not sure of your age, as old people tend to become forgetful, listen to this. “Look in your underwear, Grandpa,” my grandson would advise “Mine says I’m 4 to 6.” That is, if you are still wearing underwear!
Talking of birthdays, the more you have . . . the longer you are going to live. We should rejoice and celebrate as the years go by & let our doctors worry about our chronological age . . . it’s just a number.
Funny, we seniors are beginning to attend more funerals than birthday or wedding parties. It’s a morbid thought. It’s so sad to see your loved ones & buddies go when the use-by date expires. There’s no coming back. It’s a journey of no return. AsEtienne de Grellet (1773 – 1855) would say: “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
There’s enough of dying as it is without having dominant world leaders adding it on with senseless wars. What does war achieve?
Stop the wars!
Stop killing one another
To what end & purpose?
Let’s all live harmoniously
Appreciate what God has given us!
All nations can survive & prosper without having to dominate!
2 thoughts on “Reminiscing & Reflecting”
Hi Paul, time has flown and you’re 74 already! A man full of wisdom and knowledge who has a great blog. Dying is not the end – it’s a state of slumber waiting for the day of resurrection and what a joy it would be to see everyone again. Yes, we will meet our Maker, our Creator Jehovah and what we do now will prepare us for the new earth. Whether we are preparing ourselves now for the new earth depends on our obedience to our Creator, who sees all things, knows all things and looks into our hearts and minds. What better way to know him personally than to read his greatest book of all times, the bible.
In Revelation. 21:1-5 John sees into the future and said “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I saw also the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also, he says: “Write, because these words are faithful and true.”
I look forward to living in this new earth it gives me hope for better things that God has promised. Heaven is for the 144,000 anointed ones who will rule with Jesus our Reigning King in heaven over the earth. (see Revelation 14)
Take care and God Bless.
Thanks Paul for sharing it with us again.
Yes our physical bodies are getting weaker and weaker, and so are the faculty of our mind and memories. But when I some time get disappointed because our good experience could not be repeated, I remind ourselves that we ought to thank God that all the bad things in life should not be repeated also, Isn’t it true?
God is so good that He never leaves us alone nor forsaken. And God gives us angels unaware, angels who have no wings who are colse to us and even good friends who live accross the sea, and may be we never have met her or him face to face. Right?
Let’s be grateful.