Thursday, April 21, 2005

Faster than the Speed of Life

Remember that old saying, 'Faster than the speed of sound?' The other day I was watching ESPN and a commercial came on (I'm not sure for what), that ended with this tag line, 'Faster than the speed of life!'

When I heard that, it stopped me in my tracks, because at age 45 (ancient), time seems to be flying by. When I look at my kids growing up and getting ready to leave for college, I am blown away, cuz I remember those same kids in diapers, and not able to walk. Now, they are becoming adults themselves--time is moving at the speed if life.

There is so much I want to do, and often I think I can wait 'till tomorrow to get it done. I want to take care of my body, I want to grow deeper in my walk with Christ, I want to spend more time with my family, I want to get that degree, etc.

Today, being gone from my wife and kids all week, I'm thinking a lot about spending some time with them. This week Noel Luis and Stefan had baseball games I missed. Anna received a let from a program she applied to, informing her of her results. Marianne has to pick up report cards for all three kids (alone). House work is needed to be done. My car needs washing.

Everyday is moving faster than the speed of life. As I write this, I am asking the Lord to help me to live everyday to its fullest. To serve him, not necessarily without any hint of regret, because I'm learning that that seems impossible to do, but to live passionately for God in all I do.

My fifth grade teacher was a huge influence on my life. She was one of the first adults to tell me that I was special, and that I could amount to something. She attended my college graduation in Spokane, Washington, and it has been far too long since I have written to her, or better yet, gone to see her, to tell her that I love her, and that she was one of the people that changed my life. Time is moving faster than the speed of life!

Even though my short time here on this earth is moving at the speed of life, because of my faith, I know I am being prepared for spending an eternity in the presence of God. Then, I imagine I will say that time, is moving at the speed of eternal life!


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