My wife, Jackie, and I turned 94 and 93 in December. We are very blessed to have lived this long and to have been married 71 years as of last September 8th. Attached is a fairly recent photo of us as well as a drawing with comments that a friend sent that struck a very responsive chord with us. It hangs on a wall of our apartment, just below one of our wedding invitations which a minister’s wife friend decorated and returned to us as her wedding gift.
The longer we live, the more I wonder if our desire to cling to and enjoy our lives together here on Earth is focusing on the right thing. When we get to heaven, we might wish we hadn’t waited so long. Meanwhile, as I advocated in my May 22nd devotional, we are still accepting gladly each day we wake up breathing, and we are trying to treat it as “a day the Lord has made,” making the most out of it that we can.
I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”