19 years… the long and short of it…

A time period… sometimes seems long… sometimes short…

Even just one minute… can seem too long when you are holding your breath… or completing a set of ab exercises… but when you have one minute to complete a task… or get across town for an appointment… it’s nothing…

Today for me… marks a long… and short…

It’s been 19 years… since my mom left this world for paradise…

“I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Luke 23:43
A long time… not to hear her laugh… see her smile… share time… and space… with her… a day to memorialize… embrace grief… and joy… recognize… loss… and gain…
My mom’s illness and death… mark the beginning of my walk with Him… just 19 years… such a short time… so many years wasted before… my heart… it wishes… I would have started sooner… not been so stiff-necked… so remedial… but so grateful… for His grace… and however many years I have to walk by faith…
Trusting Him… in His Sovereignty… and power… to redeem… restore… and reclaim… all that has been lost… or wasted…
“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten —
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm —
my great army that I sent among you. …”
Joel 2:25

He is not bound… by time… or space… one moment… like the next to Him…

With the Lord a day is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years are like a day.
2 Peter 3:8
Lord… I trust in Your wisdom… to work time… knowing none is too short… or long… for You… I trust You with my days… no matter how many… or few… because in just one… You can accomplish what otherwise would take… a thousand years… Thank You, Lord… thank You…

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