Listen to me…you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.(Isaiah 46:3–4, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Time marches on. But each of us have an “expiration” date. Unless He returns before then. When we are young, we cannot seem to wait for the next milestone in life. When it finally comes, it’s on to the next one. Time goes so slow.
Sometime, typically between twenty-one and thirty, we tend to begin living for the moment. Wrapped up in making a living and for most, raising a family. No longer looking too far ahead, but not yet old enough to be looking back. Time seems to be standing still.
Then, in what seems like a blink of an eye, we find ourselves in the autumn of our years, with winter approaching much too rapidly. Looking back wistfully (hopefully we made more than a living, we made a life), and looking forward with maybe a bit of trepidation to the inevitable end of life. The seasons have changed much too fast. We cannot stop them. We try all sorts of things, but they truly are bigger than we are.
But there is something, rather someone, much bigger. He’s been there from the beginning. Upholding us, carrying us, sustaining us, and rescuing us. “Even to [our] old age and gray hairs. And then? Well, it depends. It depends on what we did during the years He sustained our lives. Not whether the good outweighed the bad, but whether we let His Son rescue us. Because what comes after is by invitation only.
My Advice – Have you RSVPed? You can’t stop that final moment here. But you can change what comes after. See my musings “The Born Again Experience.”
Get [It] Together
[Life will] come and [life will] go
[We] will surely pass
When the one that [gave us our life]
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment’s sunlight
Fading in the grass.
The leaves are turning, the grass is fading. Will you go home with Him, when He comes for you at last.