As I look over our snow covered yard so smooth and neat, I can't help but feel it is incomplete.
It highlights with beauty each little bird that does set but there is something lacking yet.
It sparkles and glistens all through the night but I feel it still is just not right.
It brightens the dullest spot in full array, that even the rabbits come out to play.
It has the appearance of an unwritten page, which invites the pen of any age.
At last the problem I know, with this neatly unbothered snow.
It lacks the tracks where a child does go, while playing with laughter to and fro.
A well tracked yard of snow is one where love does live and love can grow.
Leave your tracks today, whether in the snow or through this life you go.
When one day your story is told; it will be that you grew older but never grew old.
Written by Bob Wood
Genesis 15:15 .. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
Job 5:26 .. Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full old age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season.
Job 11:17 .. Thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth; thou shalt be as the morning.
Sometime back as I was reviewing all that I had to do for the day and all that had not gotten done yesterday; it seemed urgent that I get all of this work done. Then it really came to me that there will always be work to keep me behind and I could't remember really ever being caught up. I have worked a lot of overtime in my life but instead of gaining time; I just put in more time and did more work. We live quite a ways from our family. It doesn't take a lot of persuasion to get us packing for a little six hour trip to see some of our folks. We have kids, grandkids, parents, brothers, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends that God has shared with us to enjoy. The work will still be here when we get back and someone will probably not understand how we could leave with all of this work to do. I'm not sure we understand it ourselves. I do know that in the ministry my real boss is God. He knows we try very hard to serve Him but He has also given the joy of friends and family and desires that we enjoy this special gift and will even set up perfect opportunities for us to do so. When we die there probably won't be very much said about how much overtime that we put in, how well our yard was mowed, or how many meetings we attended but it hopefully will be said, "that we left a few tracks of good in someone's life." Keep on the sunny side. May God Really Bless You! Keep shining and be as good as you can be and when you have a chance; you pray for me.
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