Gwyneth's January Letter

30 Dec 17

Image of Old Father Time 

Tempus Fugit! – How time flies – Where does the time go to?  We say all these things so often; but it hardly seems possible twelve months have passed by and here we are in a brand New Year.
Some of us make New Year resolutions and more often than not forget or give up soon after.  Jesus came into our world as a child and completely turned the world around.  There is still much of His work to be carried out, in Ansley as well as everywhere else.  Maybe our new year resolution should be to aim to be part of His work in whatever way we can.

Old Father Time had ideas of his own, as we read in the poem by Devon Tremblay

The seconds are ticking away
And the minutes are crawling behind me. 
Time is running out.
We’ve all been set to self-destruct
And the countdown begins.

I look at my reflection. 
It’s just another illusion
Because deep down I know I’m decaying,
Beneath my skin I’m slowly fading.

Now we might as well make this worthwhile,
Help rebuild what you defiled.

There’s only one shot at this,
So take aim and shoot high.
Let’s make a difference before we die.

This disease of time is eating away. 
I feel weaker day after day.
Crawling deep within,
Never showing its face 
But it flaunts its grin
To reassure our fate.

Time is at a premium.  So let’s make our lives worthy in the time we have left to secure our place in Heaven.  On that cheery (!) note, I wish you all a very happy New Year.
Gwyneth

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