If you see me in person, and go with the usual "Hi, how are you?" my answer will likely be. "I'm okay." I usually use some sort of intonation that means that there is deeper meaning to my answer if you really want it. The deeper meaning is that my present circumstances are not ideal, but my future is secure. Bottom line, it IS well with my soul. My life isn't peaches & roses, those of you who really know me know that. But Mark &I carry on. Yep, a lot of the time we get bogged down in the details and do a lot of worrying about how the ends will come together, or how far apart they will be this month, but when it's all said &done, that part won't matter. When it's all said and done, I'm in His grip.
Isn't it true? Hasn't this year simply blown by? I work for a newspaper, and just yesterday the editor said, "You know, we only have 8 issues left for this year..." (it's a weekly). Wow. I can remember thinking--not that long ago--"June already? I wasn't done with April yet!" And now, here's November! It doesn't seem like November though. Not all the crops are out of the fields yet, since our area had such a wet October. Usually November signals the "hunker down, fix it up" time for farmers, but this year, they're still hard at it in the fields, frantically trying to get the harvest in before the snowfall.
Which has me thinking, what am I doing to get THE harvest in? Especially when I do not know the day nor the hour when THE Harvester is coming? Life is whipping by, but eternity is just getting started, what are you doing to be prepared?