Now is the Time of Your Life

Margaret Storm Jameson, the English author, once expressed the view that we all spend too much time living in the past, feeling regret for lost joys or shame for things badly done. Even when our minds turn to the future, she said, we spend an inordinate amount of time longing for it or dreading it. “The only way to live,” she said, “is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle . . . Work at your work. Play at your play. Shed your tears. Enjoy your laughter. Now is the time of your life.”

This sounds a lot like what scripture tells us:  “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” – Isaiah 43:18-19

This text tells us a lot about God.  He is the one who works within us and through us regardless of our past, regardless of our short-sightedness for the future.  Even when worry consumes us over our past mistakes or the uncertainties of our future, He says:  “Wait…listen…see…I am doing something new for you now.

Don’t you feel it?  Can’t you hear it?  There is no need to worry about yesterday or tomorrow.  Instead pay attention — RIGHT NOW! He is doing a new thing.  Grab hold of Him and run with it!

Keeping the faith,

Roy Ice