The Rev. John Gray in a recent column of Roll Call, the official newsletter of the Sampson Air Force Base Veterans association, had a message that I thought was right on target. Here is what he had to say about living out our lives.
“It doesn’t help to dwell on that reality. I believe we need to take things, one day at a time, sometimes even one minute at a time. Death will come when it comes. In the meantime I firmly believe God wants us to enjoy each day as best we can.
I also believe we don’t have to do everything ourselves. God will take care of our worries and concerns, including our eventual demise. It seems in my old age I am learning all over again how to turn my days over to the Lord in prayer, letting God take care of what I cannot. And then, when I am free of all those impossible concerns and worries I can better focus on what I can do – which is to be more patient with myself and to pay more attention to what is going on around me, day by day; to enjoy the day to its fullest.
Life does get tedious; the days seem shorter and my memory is not as sharp as it was even a year ago. Growing old is certainly not for sissies, but praise God, help is available. We have always been in God’s hands; that never changes.”