Stop the World! I Wanna Get Off!


My mom used to say this quite often

As a child I never understood

As an adult I do

Do you remember playing the spinning game?

You would spin ’round and ’round

Fall down

Get back up and spin some more

If you could no longer get back up

You lost

It seems our world is spinning faster and faster

Not physically, mind you

But our days do seem to jet by us

We just started 2011 and 2012 is within our sight

We hardly enjoy one activity because our minds are on the next

We rush from one thing to the other

Rarely noticing anything and barely savoring the moment

Our children are born and then they’re gone

Off to school, off to the game, off to college

Off to a home and life of their own

Blink

Weekends

Poof!

Holidays

Zoom!

Years seem like months

Months seem like weeks

Weeks seem like days

And days are only seconds

The lyrics of a Steve Miller song keep running through my mind

“Time keeps on slippin’ slippin’  slippin’

Into the future”

Although I am looking forward to my heavenly home

I want to enjoy this one

I want to savor these fleeting moments like a good cup of coffee

Slow my world down! I want to enjoy!

Psalm 39:4
“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is. NLT

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