Emerald Isle

June 1, 2017 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Posted in: Encouragement | Tags: Life at the Cross

Last weekend we had a family reunion in Emerald Isle North Carolina. Our family as well as my father and brothers had not been together in almost nine years. My siblings had yet to meet the newest member of our clan, little Fielding who will turn three on June 11th.  My father is nearing his 83rd year and seems to be slowing down, realizing we are running out of time we just buckled down and made the weekend happen. It was God ordained because it was the trip of a lifetime. All of us, with our children in one place, with the ocean before us. Our oldest son Sam said it was the most relaxing trip he has had in three years.  I do not know if a trip like this would have been possible in the past, but each of us have changed and now it is. Life as well as faith does that to you, I have learned to appreciate those things that each of us hold in common rather than the things that divide us. For me, in part it is because we are a little older, wiser, and love each other more deeply. 

We hear it all the time, treasure the moments you have, when they come along grab them.  A time will come when those we love will not be available to us, and we will long to be reunited with them. Live in the moment and take advantage of the opportunities God places before you.  

 

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Emerald Isle