As 2021 exits not-so stage left, I remember my late mother’s steadfast faith and her frequent reminder that “time takes care of everything.”
She was so right. Time allows us to look back on what we’ve lived through – doors that opened at just the right time, battles we won, battles we didn’t even have to fight. And, all of it because of God’s grace.
I’ve witnessed proof of Mom’s wisdom countless times. And, I have lots of stretch-and-grow marks that reflect the gift of time and the power of God’s grace . . .
. . . From being a shy kid, to playing piano solos for hundreds of folks at a time
. . . From growing pains as a young wife, to being happily married for 23 years and counting
. . . From uncertainty as a first-time mom, to trusting that we could expand our late-40s-sandwich-generation lives for baby #3 (and did)
That’s just a tiny sample, and I’m sure you have your own. Reflecting on moments over time and remembering God’s grace through it all especially help me on tough days. And, let’s face it: 2021 gave us a bunch of tough days (#pandemic). We’ve had to push through a LOT. And it seems that 2022 will require more pushing.
Like every December 31, we don’t know what the new year will bring our way. But, I’ll keep trusting in God’s abundant grace as time takes care of so much. And I pray 2022 brings you incredibly beautiful moments through God’s grace and time’s gifts.