Making Hay While the Sun Shines

From “A Wealth of Pigeons,” a cartoon collection by Harry Bliss and Steve Martin

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:6–8,  NIV 1984). 

My Musings – I never gave much thought to a making  bucket list until recently.  Turning 65 last year (traditional retirement age in the United States), has a tendency to change one’s perspective. Nothing too dramatic for me. I’m not going to climb Mt. Everest or consciously jump out of a perfectly good airplane.  There are a few touristy places (Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore) I’ve never visited.  I’ve always wanted to do a road trip in through New England.  I have a tremendous amount of respect for the “greatest generation,” and would like to pay homage by visiting Normandy and Beaucoudray, France (where my Uncle Earl was killed in action).  And for the least likely, get one of my books published by a real publishing house. 

I have a really good start on my list, having already been on a hayride (many times).  That’s where I met my wife.  But above all, to fight the good fight and to keep the faith.

My Advice – “[Longing] for His appearing,” or dreading it?  You don’t have to dread it.  Just make hay while the sun shines.  The fields are white for harvest.

 

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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