I came across some old pictures the other day and saw one of my mother and me. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen that picture, but this time, I realized a few things.  John F. Kennedy was still alive when that picture was taken, as were Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. WW2 had been over for less than twenty years. None of our federal leaders had been born. Man hadn’t landed on the moon, and 911 was just a number. You knew I was old, but you didn’t realize how old, did you?

And for a moment, I wondered where those years had gone.

Chaucer was right when he wrote, “Time and tide wait for no man.” As was James when he wrote in James 4:14, “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.”

The words are different, but the premise is the same. There isn’t one of us who can stop time, and as much as we want to, there isn’t one of us who can control time.

And while we can’t control time, we can control how we choose to use the time we’ve been given. 

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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