And just like that, I was sixty. Seriously, on Friday I was in my fifties and suddenly on Saturday I was in my sixties. How did that happen?
I lived through JFK’s assassination, the moon landing, the Vietnam war, the FLQ crisis, the oil shortage scare in the seventies, several recessions, 9-11 and now the Corona pandemic. Over the past sixty years, Canada has had eleven prime ministers, and I have voted for five of them, and none of them turned out the way I had hoped.
When I graduated from High School, gas was outrageously priced at twenty cents a litre and turning sixty seemed almost impossible.
And after all of that, I have to agree with Andy Rooney who said, “Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.”
If that's too crass, James the brother of Jesus wrote, “Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.”
Very few of us get to choose the number of years that we will have, but each one of us gets to choose the impact we want to make with those years. When I began my ministry, I claimed the first part of Acts 2:17. Now I’m holding firm to the second part.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is possible, you’ll have to attempt the impossible.