November 29, 2015
– Aaron Anderson (areaONE Youth)
I remember this joke as a child. Question: “You know how to make time fly?”
Answer: “Throw a clock out the window.” (I did not say it was a funny joke.) Now far removed from those childhood days, I know of another way to make time fly: Live longer.
As we celebrated Pastors Gary and Rose and their 25 years as senior pastors of Cape First, I began to think back on all the good times and some not so good times that I could remember since I have been here at Cape First. Then it struck me, where has time gone? I realized as we celebrated our pastors’ 25 years, my family was a part of nine of those years!!! Nine years!!!!!!
It seems like yesterday I packed up family and started our journey from sunny southern California to freezing, ice storm, snow blowing, trees breaking, no power for five days Cape Girardeau MO. My family looked a lot different back then – we were one less and a lot smaller. Having three kids, the oldest being 8 and the youngest was 2. Now we have four kids, the oldest being 17 years old, 6’3” and 265 lbs. He has always been bigger than most of the kids his age, now he is just bigger than almost everyone including me. Now the youngest is 2 (how do I live here for nine years and still have a 2-year-old?) – don’t answer that!!!
Wow! Time has flown by. I’m sure we can all think back on all the changes we have experienced in our families and wonder how we got to this point in our lives. All the moments in life we wanted to last forever and the moments we didn’t know how we would make it through and yet throughout the good times and bad, we are here today.
My question is what will we do with the time we have today? We are taught in the Word to be good stewards of all the things God has given us including time.
Psalm 90:12 King James Version (KJV)
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.