Bible Ballistics: BBs #221 A Fortnight Of Thanks-Living #11
I thank God for life and strength. As we live from day to day, sometimes we forget how blessed we are to be able to “go”. I count it a privilege and a blessing to still have the ability to be mobile, to see, to hear, to taste, to feel, to smell and to know. There are so many around us who would love to have gotten out of bed this morning, to stand alone, or to be able to care for themselves without assistance.
Solomon describes the difficulties of aging (or disabilities), along with the challenge to be faithful to God with the strength you have. So, I am thankful for the ability to “go” on in this life, to still be able to care for myself, my family and others as well. May I be a faithful servant to The Lord and to those He places in my path with the strength I have.
“Remember now thy Creator
in the days of thy youth,
while the evil days come not,
nor the years draw nigh,
when thou shalt say,
I have no pleasure in them;
2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened,
nor the clouds return after the rain:
3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble,
and the strong men shall bow themselves,
and the grinders cease because they are few,
and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets,
when the sound of the grinding is low,
and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird,
and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;
5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high,
and fears shall be in the way,
and the almond tree shall flourish,
and the grasshopper shall be a burden,
and desire shall fail:
because man goeth to his long home,
and the mourners go about the streets:
6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed,
or the golden bowl be broken,
or the pitcher be broken at the fountain,
or the wheel broken at the cistern.
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was:
and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” Ecclesiastes 12:1-7
Did you get that? “…the spirit shall return unto God who gave it”—the spirit of every man, woman, boy and girl will stand and give account to God—either to hear “well done, thou good and faithful servant” or “depart from me, I never knew you”. Are you thankful for your life today? Are you ready to meet God? Life is precious and we should be thankful and appreciative of what we have, no matter how limited we may be. God has something for each of us to do, regardless of our unique abilities and/or the lack thereof. Be grateful for what you have, and use it for God.