Tuesday, January 3, 2017

INVISIBLE LINES

I spoke here of crossing the invisible line which took us from 2016 to 2017.  A point in time--made by man which marks the passing from one rotation around the sun to the next.  Our lives are filled with invisible lines-many of which are associated with the calendar.



There is always a clear invisible line drawn when we begin writing a new year on our checks, when we date our signatures, and even on this blog.  We add one as we note the day of the year.  I am always amazed when I realize I graduated from high school fifty years ago---1966 was NOT that long ago!



Those invisible lines when I have passed from one decade to the next in age are usually not that big of a deal.  Until I realize all the self help projects I have taken on with the higher number in the decade category looming on the near horizon.  I laughingly tell all my little buddies when they turn 10---you are in to the double digits now!!



Other invisible lines which come with age are high school graduation, college graduation, marriage, parenting, careers, and now I find myself having crossed into the retirement or senior citizen line.  I proudly claim all senior citizen discounts and all other age related perks.  I have lived a long time to get this!  There definitely should be SOME discount for being willing to eat at 5:00 PM!



Age is said to be relevant---relevant to what I am not certain.  My head still thinks it can do all those daring and exciting things I could 40 years ago.  My body tells me I may be biting off more than I can chew.  Suffering with a bad cold during Christmas, I told my kids, "I actually feel my age."  I suppose that means my mind is telling me I should feel rotten at the ripe old age of 68.  On this side of better health, I might have been feeling slightly sorry for myself.

In a nutshell, life is filled with crossing those man made invisible lines that come with time.  The good news is we crossed that line!  The truth of the matter is in most cases, we have no choice but to cross those lines.

As I pondered all those invisible lines crossed, I remembered how thankful I am for the most important invisible line.  For you see, when I asked Jesus to rule my heart, I crossed the line into eternity.  Eternity begins for us all not when we leave this terrestrial ball, but when we make that statement.  My question today is-----"How are you spending your eternity while here on earth?"  Can anyone tell by looking you have crossed that line?  Does your life reflect crossing over that most important invisible line?

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
John 5:24

2 comments:

  1. What can I say that adds value to the solemnity and seriousness of this wonderful post?

    I know ... old age is that wonderful golden time when you do as you wish with no fear of criticism or ridicule. You can wear what you want when you want. For example, men can wear trousers pulled up all the way to their nipples and kept there with a belt and braces, just in case. I'm sure there's an equivalent sartorial example for old ladies.

    Old men are allowed to have the odd lapse in memory and no one minds. Like going upstairs to the bathroom and realising they live in a bungalow. Or taking the cat for a walk instead of the dog and falling off the roof. Or ... like I did ... and I am not old by any means ... at a Christmas party the other day, after a few drinks, I asked the hostess whether lemons have feathers. She said: "Of course not!" I replied: "In that case I've squeezed your canary in my drink!"

    Keep smiling, Lulu. God bless you.

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  2. Oh, Victor, squeezed her canary ! My first laugh of the day!
    Blessings, My Funny Friend!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!