The best car I ever had is now an antique. It was a '37 Rolls Cnardly -- rolled down all the hills, can hardly make it back up.
On Christmas Eve afternoon I had a rude awakening -- I discovered how old I really am. We bought a DVD player for Christmas -- the clarity of picture and sound along with the ease of use is astounding, and it also plays music cd's. However, the awakening came when I went to rent or buy DVD's. I asked for Music Man or any of the old classic musicals, but there were none. They didn't even have Sound of Music, and I went to four different places. I later discovered that BestBuy.com does have them through their website. When I asked the stores why they didn't carry them, they said because there was no demand for them. Guess what folks -- we're antiques! If you can remember back to when they were writing "real" music, you're an antique, too -- welcome to the club!
One thing that is not antique is God's love for us. He's the same yesterday, today and forever. May this be our prayer the day after Christmas and every day -- Psa. 143:8 (nlt). "Let me hear of your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I have come to you in prayer."
In one week we'll start a new year. Many will make resolutions. The above verse would be a good one to carry into the new year as we think of a renewed vow to serve God better in 2003 than we did in '02. He's an awesome God -- trust Him more!