Saturday, July 2, 2011

Three centuries

No I am not three centuries old...yet. But recently an 80+ year old man asked me, "Did you know my father?" I did not know his father. My first thought was, "How old do you think I am?"

But on second thought- I have known the parents of quite a few people who are 80 or more years old. I well remember my grandparents- the parents of my 97 year old aunt who passed away this year. My 4th-5th grade school teacher was an 1800's model. I could go on and on naming people from the nineteenth century who have touched my life in one way or another.

When you think about it- I have known people who were born in the nineteenth century, twentieth century and now the twenty-first century. People from three different centuries have touched my life in one way or another. I am blessed by the perspective that gives to life today.
I am even more glad my life has been touched by an eternal God.