• Jill Jarrell Newsome

It's Been Way Too Fast!

As my cousin and I were unpacking I looked up and saw both of us had flung out gallon ziploc bags of vitamins and pills! We each had our own! I started laughing and said, "wow, is this where we are in life? We each have our own gallon bag of pills!/ This has gone by way too fast!" Each morning we have a protein drink (we always travel with that) and our pile of pills. I am happy to report that both of us are taking supplements! Not prescriptions! But there are a lot of them! She was more upset that as the pills were running out so were our days of vacation!

Today as I got the piles of pills out I started thinking about how fast time has gone by. Our kids were close in age and they all played at the lake. They all played at our Granny's house. Now they are all grown! My Granny is in Heaven. So are many of the other relatives. I don't have to tell you how quick time goes by! And I think my Granny was right. The older you get the faster it goes! I started thinking maybe there is a reason for that. We are running out of time for God to get our attention. He makes us feel life is on fast forward so we will start thinking about eternity.

2 Corinthians 4: 16, "So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day." I dropped one of those pills and it rolled under a piece of furniture. My cousin and I both got down on the floor to get it and we did not get up as graceful as we used to. Then we laughed so hard that that caused other issues. Then we had to have glasses to see the pill. We will just pray for another good night sleep so our inner self will be renewed again!

We can't turn back the hands of time but we can embrace aging. Job 12:12, "Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old." Job 32:7, "Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age." We have more wisdom than we used to. We can learn from those early days and use that to help our younger generation grow in Christ. Aging is a gift from God. We know how to live more abundantly. We can make wise choices in our lifestyles. (Glad I am out of state so you don't see what I am eating today!)

We have been told in Ruth 4: 15, "He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age." Isaiah 46:4, says, "And I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you. I made you, and I will carry you to safety." God will take care of us. In Psalm 92: 12-14, he tells us, "But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the LORD’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The LORD is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”

"Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green" That means even in old age we must be doing God's work and furthering His Kingdom! The advancement of His Kingdom never stops!


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