I don’t know how already, but it is my Birthday again! The years roll by rather quickly. I am 61 years old today. We just finished celebrating Christmas in Florida with two of our adult children and then traveled to Virginia to enjoy some of the Holidays with our son and his family. While in VA we watched a movie one evening titled, “Still Mine.” I recommend seeing it. It was about an elderly couple in the last season of their lives.
All this together has me pondering the seasons of life. There are sections to our lives and while in the midst of them, it seems life will always be the same. For example, if you have a couple of kids, it seems the preschool years will never end. But then, just like that they do. During the active years of elementary and middle school it seems activities will never end and you will be a taxi driver for the remainder of your days, but just like that, they are over.
Having your kids in high school and learning to drive often means a season of less taxi driving and more wondering where they are, if they are okay and when they will be home. If college is in the cards, your prayer is they will finish without too much debt and be able to find a career path they enjoy and start their own family. But then, just like that you look at your spouse and wonder what happened. Where did your babies go?
Now, with years of experience the reality settles in, another couple blinks and another decade or two will pass and I will go the way of all people. Someone will eulogize my life and I will be a fading memory. Very few people will ever know I existed on the planet.
Remember your Creator now while you are young, soon you will not be young! Knowing God is the only thing that will last forever. Knowing Him, will give you never-ending seasons! May your seasons be eternal!