The Sands of Time

All the elements come together in our later years to make them the most fulfilling years of our life, if we approach it with the right attitude. We have the time, the money, and the wisdom to do what is most meaningful to us.

looking through the hourglass
Like sand through an hourglass

Instead of looking at old age as a gradual decline into oblivion, we can look at it as a time that we can fulfill what is truly meaningful to us and come into a closer relationship with God.

What we give up in age, we more than gain in love. There is no reason to envy the youth. Life passes by like a flash of lightening and we will all be in the same place in a blink of an eye. Dwell instead, on God’s loving presence which only gets stronger with age.

Everything gets washed away by the sands of time. Only love remains. Slowly the years wash away everything we hold dear to us and we are left with nothing but the love in our hearts. Love is the only thing we can take with us when you leave this world. In the end, nothing matters except love.

Why look to the past for your loved ones that have passed on? They have not gone anywhere. They are still right there in your loving heart.

Don’t worry about becoming alone in your old age. The Beloved is always with us and our relationship with Him will only grow stronger as time goes on.”

Let the shortness of life remind you of the importance of loving every moment that you are given. As Virgil (70-19 B.C.) put it:

Death twitches my ear. “Live,” he says, “I am coming.”

Will we continue after we die? Absolutely! We are, and will continue to be, One with God. When the time comes to cross over, I’ll be ready. For I know that I am already One with the Beloved!

Let the following inspirations remind you that there really is a light at the end of the tunnel, a heavenly light!

Time is the moving face of eternity.
Paraphrasing Plato (428 – 348 B.C.)

“Time goes, you say?
Ah no! alas, time stays, we go.”
Henry Austin Dobson (1840-1921)

“Death cannot kill what never dies.”
William Penn (1644-1718)

Thus, shall you think of this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream,
A flash of lightening in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.
Diamond Sutra (400 A.D.)

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the sunset.
Crowfoot (1821)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:  he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Psalms 23 KJV

Only love endures.

Copyright © 2019. Mark Ellison. All Rights Reserved.

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