There comes a time in life when you realize what is most important in the over all scheme of things. And I have decided…I’m thankful to be getting older.
Our pastor once preached a sermon about this topic, and I must say, “I finally get it”. When I count my blessings, I find most things I once considered important don’t make the list. I don’t think about high school achievements, or the exams I faced in nursing school. I rarely think about my work as a nurse, the titles of responsibility,or the paychecks. I don’t consider the four-bedroom house I once thought so important.
When I think about closing my eyes for the last time, I remember the people I’ll leave behind. I thank God for the man I met when I was only 15 years old, the three sons we raised, and their precious families. I also thank God for the dear friends I met along the way.
Now that I am getting older, I wish I could tell the younger generation about the lessons I have learned. It’s very easy to get caught up in things that don’t matter. Jesus warned people about this: “the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” (Mark 4:19) Unfortunately, there are those who don’t even consider the Word to be important. And that’s what worries me most.
May God Bless those who follow.