A senior gent stopped halfway up the stairs to rest, then before
starting again, said, "Was I going up or going down?"
Florida is loaded with "seniors." It's fun to sit in a mall, watch all
the seniors go by, and wonder what they did in real life. Behind
every face there is a story. Some are living in the energy of past
successes. I saw one yesterday that looked like he was probably an
athlete. He probably has wonderful memories of past triumphs.
Some are teachers with vivid memories of a student in which they
didn't have a lot of confidence, yet that student may have gone on
to stunning success in the business world, etc.
Every face has a story -- what is yours? Each story is pregnant
with memories. Sometimes we can recall incidents that happened
when we were six years old but can't remember two items to pick
up at the store. Some memories bring smiles or even laughter
while others bring sorrow and regret. Each one of us paints our
own canvas, so those of you who are young, take heed -- paint a
wholesome picture because some day you'll look back at that
picture with pride or regret -- the brush is in your hands.
Tomorrow is Christmas -- a time to create memories. In the joys of
the day, remember a lonely mother who gave birth in unusual
circumstances to a child who grew up to be obedient to a horrid
cross just so you could enjoy the real benefits of that first
Christmas. Luke 2:11, "For unto you is born this day in the city of
David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Is He YOUR Savior?