We wait upon God’s timing for Jim to enter into the Kingdom. Please pray for comfort for both Jim and my family as we continue this journey.
First of all, I want to thank Judy for allowing me to guest blog in her absence. She is such a blessing to me, and I keep her and her family wrapped in prayer.
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~Jean Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart, from the film “Star Trek: Generations.”
While Jean Luc sees time as a companion, others see it as their enemy. Some see time as an illusion and still others believe they can save it. One song wished it could be “kept in a bottle” and of course, “there’s no time like the present.” The Bible tells us there is a “time for every season,” and most of us are familiar with the saying, “all in good time.”
I’ve been quite cognizant of time lately. Making Waves releases in two months, and I just met the deadline for book two in the Lake Manawa series. But it isn’t these numbers occupying my thoughts the most. Let’s look at a few that are:
48 hours -- That’s how long I labored with my son, our first child.
3 weeks -- You guessed it. That’s how far overdue he was.
15 min. -- How long it took from the beginning of the c-section until I heard his deep little cry.
3 seconds -- How long it took me to love him and to know my life would never be the same.
Almost 18 years ago, our son was born and last month he graduated from high school. In the fall, he will leave for York Christian College. It’s hard to imagine my little boy is a young man now. How did he go from driving Hot Wheels to driving a car, from singing “Jesus Loves Me” to trying out for chorus at college, from playing with Legos to planning his future?
And while how swiftly the time has passed shocks me, I wouldn’t change a thing. I do, like Jean Luc said, cherish each moment. I’m very proud of the godly young man he is.
I wanted to share a special song with all of you that expresses these feelings much better than I can. “Handprints on the Wall” by Kenny Rogers is played in the Youtube video below. It is available in his Back to the Well, 2003 album. The song actually starts at 2:00, so you might want to fast forward to that point unless you want to hear Kenny’s story at the beginning. After you listen, tell me what you think. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
How swiftly is time passing for you? How do you do at cherishing each of the moments God has bless you with?