“Gone”…Fishing?

Gone…Fishing?

It was only a week ago Wednesday I sat in my neighbor’s apartment just talking about ‘life’ and how everything is changing so much as we grow older.  Mel was 83 years old and recovering from a bout with pneumonia.  He was old enough to my dad, and our friendship was liken to that.  I asked him how he was doing and I will never forget his response ” Getting better…as long as I can get off this oxygen so I can fishing”.  I’d watch his place when he left to go fishing with his sons, and he in turn, would so the same for me if I went away for a weekend to visit with my daughter’s family.  I remember too, he always made the greatest chicken noodle soup, with home-made noodles, and he always wanted to share. Well, at 3:00 am this morning he died.  

When it came to ‘loving thy neighbor’, Mel did exactly that.

 

 
 I am reminded of that wonderful passage of Scripture in Ecclesiastes 3: 1-7:
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;  a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;  a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;  a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;  a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”

 Let us never forget that each day is a blessing from our God and Savior!  Each moment we have is meant for us to share the love of Jesus with anyone and everyone!

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4 “Blessed be God,even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

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Streim

There is great peace and joy in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am blessed to serve our Heavenly Father through Him. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I asked God to forgive me of all my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ and I repented (turned away from it); was one of utter selfishness in all aspects of my life. I partied, I lived for ME and only me! Now, I live for Him, with great joy daily. I want to share the Gospel, encourage other sisters/brothers in Christ through prayer and do as He leads by the faith He's given through His abundant grace! Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

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