99. How Many Days?

Note from The Storyteller:  If you have not read entries 1-98 don’t hesitate doing that because Stan has some insight that may help you.  All of the entries can be found at the following website:  www.waiting4thetrain.com.  Also, feel free to forward this email to everyone you think would be interested in reading this blog.

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“A dear older friend of mine,” Stan began, “got on the train the other day.  He was 97.”

“That’s a long life,” I responded.

“And his was a good and very productive life all the way to the end.”

“He had a profound impact on many people.  He helped change lives and eternal destinations wherever he went for as long as he lived.”

“It was great that he was able to spend so many years here,” I added.

“The Lord chooses long lives for some and short ones for others.”

“A while back, I got interested in reading about a man who had a profound impact on the Christian revival in Scotland in the nineteenth century.  He died when he was only 29.”

“His life was a short one, but he had a major impact on countless lives and eternal destinations.  He literally helped change the spiritual direction of an entire country.”

Continuing, Stan added, “I certainly have no idea how long God is going to leave me here on this side of eternity, but my role is to be who and what He intends as long as He wants.”

“My friend lived into his nineties and never retired.  Retirement was not a concept he ever  entertained.  That is the right perspective and the one, with the Lord’s help, I will seek and follow.”

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How many are the days of your servant?  Psalm 119:84.

Prayer:  How many days I have remaining here is up to you, Lord, not to me.  I look forward to eternity with you, and I look forward to each new day on this side of eternity to be who and to do what you intend.  I thank you for each new day, and I ask for your help in making the most of each one for you.  Amen.

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