Daily Devotional October 25, 2021

Two days ago, my younger brother, turned fifty-eight years old.  This means John is now officially older than dirt.

What’s so strange is I don’t see him as an old man.  I still see him as we were when we were younger but time has moved on.  Sometimes I forget.

This got me thinking.

I can remember when I was in junior high, I thought the high school students were incredibly old.

I can remember being in high school, thinking how old college student were.

In college, I thought parents were old.

As a parent, I thought grandparents were old.

Now, as a grandparent, I think retirees are old.  But what I know is, someday, that will change.

For each of us, our time, in this world, is finite.  One day, our time will be over.  So, with this limited amount of time, we can choose to exist or really live life to its fullest. 

I am convinced God doesn’t want you to merely exist.  God wants you to live.

Paul said,Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17)

Hunter S. Thompson said, “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in  a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

I hope you have a great ride.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me use my time wisely.  Help me truly live.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Today, laugh, love, forgive, ask for forgiveness, and enjoy this beautiful world God made for you.  It matters.

Also, I realize if John is older than dirt, that makes me older than creation.  I’m good with that because I like getting older.  It has made me a little wiser.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins