It finally arrived, but was not really asked for. These things come once a year whether you want them or not. Mind you, the alternative is not something I really want, but one day we will all face the reality of death.
Honestly, when I was much younger, me being 56 never even entered into my thoughts. In fact, people that old were just …. old. As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized 56 is not terribly old; there’s still plenty of life left in this older body, and if the Lord will grant more grace, there’s still plenty left to do.
I’ve been planning on taking my pet mongoose to the coffee club today; it should be lots of fun. I wish you could be here with us. Larry, if you’re reading this, just hop in your Learjet and come on over. BTW, I’ll also take some Boston Butt BBQ to share with those unfortunate souls who didn’t buy one a couple of Saturdays ago. It’s so good!
It’s not difficult to give thanks to the Lord for all the marvelous things he’s done in my life. I’m so blessed with a wonderful wife, twin daughters and a son-in-law, grandchildren, a great church, good friends, good health, and, most of all, salvation given by a loving heavenly Father. No doubt about it, I’m a blessed man.
Romans 11:33 declares:
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!