- Published: Friday, 20 April 2018 04:00
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
I have considered the days of old, the years of long ago. I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, and my spirit ponders...
I recently heard the song "85" the words struck me:
"There is a lie that I believed the more that I got, the more I'd be free, free, free, free
So, I've been away, making the green. See, the more I get, the more I need, need, need, need.
So pray for my, pray for my, pray for my soul. I got a, diesease, and it's gold...."
The chorus continues:
"I don't wanna be eighty five, singing 'Oh no, I think I missed it, I was chasing money.'
I don't wanna be eighty five, singing 'oh, no, I got a big house, but my heart is ugly'
You can't take it with ya, and your whip aint't gon' miss ya. So, wipe off the window, see the bigger picture now. I don't wanna be eighty five, singing 'Whoa, no, I think I missed it, I was chasing money'.
I don't want to miss out on the important things, like people. My family. My friends. When I'm 85, I plan to ponder the memories of sweet relationship with the poeple I love and with Jesus. What will you do when you are 85? Are your days sweet with love? Or, are you in the rat race of life, simply trying to survive? What is your heart chasing? Is the Spirit whooing you to come to His peaceful arms?
I recently traveled with almost all of my children, and it was delightful. As I listened to them laugh together and tease each other, and talk about their careers, I marveled at how quickly time passes by. Some of them have children of their own and their lives are full. I want to bottle up their voices, laughter, smiles...And, when I'm 85, I want to be the old lady with the heart-felt memories. And, the old lady with her feet solid in Jesus.
Who are you going to be?