Time changes things

Not long ago, I was looking at some of our picture albums. As I turned the pages, I could not believe my eyes.

I saw pictures of the home I was raised in. During that time, there were only six houses in our neighborhood, and the rest of the surrounding property constituted woods, pasture, and a few cornfields. If you go there today, you will no longer see the woods, pasture, and cornfields. In their place are many very beautiful homes.

Time changes things

I went on to look at the pictures and I came across several pictures of my grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles who are no longer living on this earth but have gone on to their eternal home. Time changes things.

I continued looking at the picture albums and I came across my first car, which was a 1946 Chevrolet. I was sure proud of that car. I think I polished it about every other week. I have often wondered where it finally ended up. It may be someone’s pride and joy or it may be setting in a junkyard gradually rusting away and losing all of its value and beauty. Time changes things.

As I turned more of the pages in the picture album, I came across a picture of my school class at Boardman, Ohio, school back in the 1950s. As I looked at the pictures, I picked out several of my old buddies. They all had hair. Some wore a part and some had crew cuts. I noticed that none of us had gray hair. Then it dawned on me again, time changes things.

As I concluded my journey through the picture album, I saw a picture of myself. As I looked at my picture, my mind journeyed back to the days when I was strong and very healthy and full of energy. I thought about that time in my life and wondered what it would be like to live back at that time once again.

I gave thought to it for a few minutes and then suddenly turned the page and there was a more recent group shot of myself. Suddenly, I realized the title of my article this week is really true, “Time Changes Things.”

So whatever you do, don’t waste it. Live every day to its fullest in the center of God’s holy will. For one day, time will be no more.

THINK ABOUT IT!

(If you would be interested in purchasing Dr. Hazlett’s book, “Think About It,” please send check or money order for $13.45 to: Dr. George A. Hazlett, c/o Farm and Dairy, 180 E. State St., P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460.)

About the Author

George A. Hazlett is a retired minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He has written the weekly column, Think About it!, published weekly in Farm and Dairy for almost 28 years. He and his wife, Myrna, live in Hartville, Ohio. More Stories by George A. Hazlett

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