But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.
But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting gray...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some in worse shape than me...but, I see the great change...Not Like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.
And so...now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this earth, a new adventure will begin!
Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.
Remember, "it is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”.
Dear God In Heaven…
I come to you in the name of Jesus. I confess that I am a sinner and I’m sorry for my sins, the way I’ve lived, and the things I’ve done.
Please forgive me and cleanse me with your precious blood from all unrighteousness.
With my mouth, I confess the Lord Jesus. In my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and He is alive.
This very moment, I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and I make Him the Lord of my life.
And according to Your Word, which cannot lie, I’m washed, I’m cleansed, I’m forgiven, and I am saved.
Praise God in Jesus name!