I visited an elderly lady today.
She said: “Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be … when I was young we used to think back about holidays by the sea, walks in the countryside, and all the simple clean fun we had when we were kids. Now it’s all computer games, DVDs, and confounded gadgets which people don’t really need. Pretty soon they’ll need a satellite navigation system to find the toilet in their own homes!”
The elderly can sometimes dispense wisdom which escapes most of us most of the time. But I suppose there’s a hidden message in what that lady said.
How we live and what we do today, will soon become our memories as we grow older and look back on our youth.
Just imagine a few years from now. As you look back on today, will you remember a happy or a sad time?
So you also now have sorrow; but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be glad, and your gladness no one will take away from you. John 16:22.