Reflections On Life
“So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
Maybe my recent devotionals were written because I suddenly realize that I am getting older, or maybe simply that I have reached the point of my life (which I have heard other older people talk about) where they begin to reflect back on their lives. Whatever the reason, I seem to find more scriptures about the winter of life, as I read my Bible each day. One day we suddenly realize where did our life go, as it only seems like yesterday when we were young and just starting on our journey. Our future was ahead of us, and we could make it whatever we wanted. Our dreams and visions of what lay ahead, made us alive with anticipation. Every day was a new adventure, as we tried to make our dreams and visions become realities. Then, before we know it, we suddenly realize that we are in the winter season of life, and begin to reflect back to see what actually took place during all those years. We see many successes in our past; many times of joy and happiness; times that God blessed us and gave us peace and joy, and so many times we would love to experience and relive just one more time. Unfortunately, we also see times of disappointments, failure, and times where we made bad choices, and suffered the consequences. There were times we felt all alone, and did not know where to turn to get away from the trials and troubles that faced us. These are the times that we want to forget and erase from our memories. It is this mixture of the good times and the bad times that has gotten us to where we are today, and made us the people we have become. Hopefully we have rejoiced in the good times and thanked God for them, and hopefully we have learned from our mistakes that caused the bad times, and not made the same mistakes again. As you look back and reflect on your life, I hope you have been blessed with more joy and happiness, and with more successes than you were with disappointments and failure. I hope you are seeing the fruits of the seeds you have sown during your life, and that they have produced a bountiful harvest. Whatever you are seeing as the result of your life; whether it is a fruitful harvest, or one that has not produced much fruit, I want you to know that whatever you see, does not determine what your future still holds for you. Your future is still up to you, and your eternal destiny still awaits. You may have accepted Jesus into your heart years ago, and you have let Him lead and guide you through life, and experienced His many blessings. However, you may have rejected Him to this point in your life. If you have not accepted Him yet, it is not too late. Jesus is still there, as He has always been, and even if you are in the winter of your life, He is still waiting. He doesn’t care what has happened in your past, whether you have messed up, and done things you should not have done. He is not concerned with how you may have lived your life, and all the sins you may have committed to this point. There is nothing that you have done that is too evil or too bad that He will not forgive and forget. Just like me, you are going to stand before the judgment throne of God one day, and be held accountable for your life, as this is the fate that awaits all of us. God is only interested in your future, and is not concerned about your past. It is not too late to ask Him into your heart, and ask Him to forget your past and forgive you of all your sins. You can begin your life all over again today, and assure your future, by making a simple decision to make Jesus your Lord and Savior.
Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Five
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