Yesterday was the day my grandmother died in 1979. She was 90. I was 19, and I miss her still. This is why I’ve written her story in an historic novel which will soon be published–praying by the summer’s end. This is my way of honoring her and sharing her legacy with our family who will never know her in this life.
She has been with the Lord now 33 years, for all of our married life. Tom and I were talking about how Big Mama (that’s what we called her) most likely has no idea of how much time has passed.
Imagine not being bound by time.
So much of our life on earth is dictated by it. We plan it, organize it, measure progress by it and judge others with it. It constantly speaks to us, even when we’re trying not to listen.
Time wins every time.
It is relentless in its pursuit of more. It is never satisfied with the moment, but constantly changes, always moving forward, never backward. Success is confirmed by it, and failures are haunted by it. Time tells all and will never lie.
So when was the last time you took the time to plan some special time with your spouse? If, as the saying goes, now is the best time, why are we anxious about times past and fearful of the time to come?
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead..” Philippians 3:13 ESV
“…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
Peace is only found by clinging to the One who broke through time measured from time eternity providing a way for us to break free from our chains of mortality. Christ has set us free and given us hope for a time to come when every tear will be wiped away, and we’ll be with Him forever. This is the place my grandmother is pleased to dwell, and I thank God for her legacy, for she was willing to take the time to teach me about the love of God.
Tell us, how is time affecting you these days?