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Why is it Taking So Long?!”

“Are we there yet?”

It would be impossible for me to say how many times I have heard that question voiced from the backseat of the car.

The grown-up reply often would be, “we’re almost there” or “try to take a nap, it will make the time go faster” or the dreaded “honey, we are not even half way there yet.”

Time. Do you remember learning how to tell time? The big hand and the little hand. Of course, with digital everything now, reading hands might be a challenge for some. But where did the keeping of time come from?

Earth-Time equals trips around the sun. 1 Year = 1 trip. I’m coming up on 60 trips at the end of this month.


“They” say we spend about 1/3 of our life sleeping. That would be 20 years of sleep for me. Seems such a waste.

My mom, bless her heart, recently said to me, “Nothing makes you feel older than realizing your eldest daughter is turning 60.” Thanks mom!

Funny thing about time. Mainly how shockingly fast I got here. I was just getting my driver’s license a few years ago. Just starting my family. Just starting a career. I do not feel 60!! Chances are you can relate, and if you are much younger than I, trust me, it will happen before you know it.

That same mom, on her 70th birthday, remarked, “I feel like I’m 45.” That comment really struck my then 8-year-old granddaughter as odd. She just could not imagine an “old lady” feeling 25 years younger than she was.

I get it mom! I do not feel 60. (What should 60 feel like anyway?)

Age. Have you ever wondered about the age of God?

Elihu said to Job, "Behold God is great, and we do not know him, nor can the number of his years be discovered" - Job 36:26. We have no idea how old God is, because He has always existed. Can you even put an age to a Holy Being that has always been? It is mind-challenging to say the least, but I think the answer is no. God is ageless.

Psalm 121 tells us that God never sleeps, and 1 John 4:8 tells us that God is love.

So, there we have it. Our God is ageless; our God never sleeps; our God is Yahweh and He is the epitome of love. Our Abba, our Heavenly Father; The Ancient of Days, cares about you and me!

Have you ever doubted His love? Have you ever asked any of the following questions:

“God, don’t you care?” “Why me?” Why my friend?” “Why my business?” It’s the timeless question. I’ve asked it before, haven’t you? It’s been screamed countless times by literally every person that has walked this globe.

“As the winds howled and the sea raged, the impatient and frightened disciples screamed their fear at the sleeping Jesus. “Teacher, don’t you care that we are about to die?” (Mark 4:38 NIV). He could have kept on sleeping. He could have told them to shut up. He could have pointed out their immaturity. But he didn’t. With all the patience that only one who cares can have, he answered the question. He hushed the storm so the shivering disciples would not miss his response. Jesus answered once and for all the aching dilemma of man: Where is God when I hurt? Listening and healing. That’s where he is. He cares.” - From God is With You Every Day by Max Lucado

Why is it taking so long? Are we almost there yet? The answer is, soon.

We are moving so very fast through this life. Time is fleeting and Jesus is coming. He promised He would come back. We can trust His word.

Barely the day started and... it's already six in the evening.

Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday.

... and the month is already over.

... and the year is almost over.

... and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed.

... and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.

and we realize it's too late to go back...

So... Let's try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time...

Let's keep looking for activities that we like...

Let's put some color in our grey...

Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.

And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left. Let's try to eliminate the “afters”.

I'm doing it after...I'll say after...I'll think about it after...We leave everything for later like “after” is ours. Because what we don't understand is that:

Afterwards, the coffee gets cold...

afterwards, priorities change...

Afterwards, the charm is broken...

afterwards, health passes...

Afterwards, the kids grow up...

Afterwards parents get old...

Afterwards, promises are forgotten...

afterwards, the day becomes the night...

afterwards life ends...

And then it's often too late....

So... Let's leave nothing for later...

Because still waiting, see you later, we can lose the best moments, the best experiences, best friends, the best family.

The day is today... The moment is now...

We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone what needs to be done right away. Author Unknown.

So true! We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone making Jesus Lord of our life. Don’t put off sharing Him with your friends and family. Jesus is coming and only those who accept His gift on the cross will be saved.

“…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10 NKJV

by Jeanette Stark – Wednesday, February 16, 2023

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