I have a guitar amplifier that my mother purchased for me in 1985. It was my first truly professional amplifier and I used it on many gigs and concerts during that period in my life. Since then, I have purchased other amps but this one still occupies a special place in my heart.
Recently I was reading a music publication devoted to guitar players and a particular section caught my eye, antique finds. As I read the article, the accompanying photo brought a smile to my face. It was my amplifier! Apparently, my amp was so old that it was now considered an antique! As I read, with interest, the familiar description of the amp, I realized something, I am becoming an antique! I am not ready for a senior living home but time is slipping by.
For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
Psalms 90:4 (ESV)
The passage of time is marked by many events, places, and people. In the United States, the average lifespan is about eighty years of age. I am more than halfway to this. If I chose to focus on my limited lifespan, I cannot help but be discouraged. But if I choose to focus upon the life in Heaven and an eternity with God, I cannot help but be excited! In Heaven, eighty years, two hundred years, or even a thousand years has no meaning. In God’s presence, all time is but an instant in eternity.
My guitar amp. It’s an antique! I’m becoming an antique! Thanks be to God that nothing is old in His sight! He renews me daily for a life in eternity!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.