I just got back from time with my Mom in Northern California. Being she must now stay at home due to health issues, my always on the go Mom, had time to tell me some stories of her youth. She is down to 98 pounds, and is the size of a girl. When I asked her how she came to know GOD was real, Mom told me this story.
Nana (her mother) had a lead foot. But then Mom did too. I guess it was passed down, for I’ve always had to watch my speed, as well. When my mom was about five, she and her little brother, a year younger, piled into the car with Nana and went zooming down the dirt road leaving a trail of dust. They hit a bump, the passenger door jerked open, and my mom was flung out. She landed on her back and a sharp rock cut into the base of her head on impact. As it happened, a farmer was on his tractor working in his field nearby. Seeing what happened, he jumped off his tractor, and rushed over. Since mom was bleeding so heavily, the farmer cradled mom tightly against himself with one arm, while clutching the side of with car with the other, as he stood perched on the running board and Nana speed to the hospital.
The doctor did what he could, but recommended that they just let Mom die. He predicted that if she lived, she would be a mere vegetable. Someone had gone for her dad, and he arrived about the time of the doctor’s verdict. Grandpa said, NO! We are not letting go of her so fast. We’ve only had her five short years. Let’s give it a week. Then, although not a Christian, he notified every church in town and the praying began. GOD, who says, “ask and it will be given unto you” (Luke 11:9) was good to HIS word. GOD in HIS great love and mercy, reached down and healed my mom.
Mom didn’t just live, but has thrived, being a go getter all her life. Even after retirement in her 70s, she couldn’t keep still, but volunteered. Into her 90s, Mom heading up a food program for the needy, working four, or five hours a day, five days a week. When GOD fixes something, HE does it right!
About a year ago, at the age of 92, Mom had to step down, and turn over the CANS (food program) to another, due to health issues. But this past year has been anything but idle. She says it has been an adventure, as she has spent extended time in the Word of GOD. That was something she never had time for with all her going and doing. So at 93, she is going strong, discovering more about our wonderful GOD and Savior every day.
Time is going fast, and we are not guaranteed tomorrow. So, don’t miss out. Get in the Word of GOD today!
Tick tock goes the clock
A second, a minute, an hour, a day, It’s mine to use or waste as I may. The time is slipping away, the time is slipping away,
Tick tock goes the clock Where can I find time to do what I ought? There’s never more time than now what I have got. The time is slipping away, the time is slipping away.
Tick tock goes the clock. I’m rushing or waiting can’t seem to get done. The urgent is calling, no time now must run. The time is slipping away, the time is slipping away.
Tick tock goes the clock. Where am I going and where am I at? I’m going in circles, no pan thus begat. The time is slipping away, the time is slipping away.
Tick tock goes the clock. Where is the strength and direction from GOD? Too busy to seek HIM, to HIM I’ll just nod. The time is slipping away, the time is slipping away.
Tick tock goes the clock. Where are my children and plans to enjoy? They’re married and gone now their own plans employ. The time has slipped away, the time has slipped away.
Tick tock goes the clock. Where are the lost and plans to proclaim? All preaching is over the LORD JESUS came. The time has slipped away, all time has slipped away./ by Sharon
Don’t let it happen to you.
Looking unto JESUS the Author and Perfecter of my faith.