I started and completed the job of filing the photos on floppy three and a half inch disc. This collection was fairly recent and consisted mostly of our older grandchildren. I am now working on the hundreds of slides taken in the seventies and eighties. The job has become a labour of love. I never quite know who will show up on my scanner preview screen. I am transported back to a time when our now very adult children, most of whom are admittedly middle aged (sorry kids), were infants and young children. It is like I have never seen these photographs before. The job has turned from a formidable task into a great pleasure. There on the screen are special occasions like Christmas, birthdays and baptisms not to mention the
The one question that has haunted me of late is where have all those years gone? How could time pass so very quickly? I am drawn to one verse in the Bible that best characterizes our human condition when it comes to time. We count our lives in days that quickly turn into years, and then decades. It all slips by so very quickly and then we are whisked into eternity. This timetable is a very human condition. Such is not the case for our caring and all powerful God. Moses phrases this reality so very well in Psalm 90: 4.
4 For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past, And like a watch in the night.
What a short life we have on this side of eternity. What a long life we have on the other side of the door. Are you certain where you will spend your thousands of years? The very good news is that you can be absolutely certain with belief in Jesus Christ.
(Comments, corrections, suggestions or rebuttals are welcome. My email link is contained in “About me: view my complete profile” to the right of this page or use the comment section below which requires that you have a Google account.)