Follow the light that leads you to God.......My light was my grandma
live your life with joy
Recently I spoke with a 19 year old guy, he has had a few rough bumps in life and now seems to give up on love, life and our earth as well! Sure he has many bad experiences to find resolve for but the end of the conversation was "why bother....the end is near anyway". Well it broke my heart and ofcourse my response is " we never will know when the end of time is" and " it makes it better to have loved ones around at any time" I felt very disappointed in my short answer but at that time was busy with 3 other things. I write this today to hopefully find the correct words or examples to give this young lad insight on the topic at hand.
When I was 8 years old , my parents dropped me off at my grandma's house to spend the day and late evening. until my parents finished work at 9pm. Some man predicted the end of the world at 6 oclock that day! What a day!!! I was so afraid and overwhelmed with thoughts of the doomsday arriving soon. My grandma was baking cakes and humming a song! She knew of God more than anyone I knew .......although my parents took my brother and me to church every Sunday and a few more evenings as well! However grandma really knew God.....I could tell! She was not in the slightest concerned. So on and on I waited for the destruction of earth..............it never happened so I went home with mom and dad at 9:20 and was so glad I had been at my grandma's home for this terrible time of wait.
What I learned that day is still the blessing I am living today! One day was too long to be that afraid and upset about the end of times. Grandma showed me if you have a close relationship with God...the wait is called life! Live it and enjoy it! Following Gods wishes for us to be good to one another and to praise him for all the good that we enjoy! When one can't find good in ones own life...that itself is a torturous life and God does not want that for any of his children.
Quality vs. quantity.................and a happy and content soul appreciates each day that is given and accepts there may not be another. My grandma lived to be 86 years old and she was a character. She had had more trials as a child than most any person I have known but she let her relationship with God lead her and was a bright light in my path to see...............if we walk with the lord ....the peace and comfort is with us and he will leave the light on for his children to continue seeing the path that leads us back to him oneday!