Fall. It is the season of shorter days, cooler temps, and county fairs. The lights and sounds of the midway at night, and the lingering smell of funnel cakes and cotton candy, are reminders of happy days and youthful innocence in a world that no longer exists. Remember those days? I remember one particular ride where the carnies would incite us by yelling, "Does anybody want to go faster?" We'd squeal with delight at the top of our lungs and hold on for dear life, exhilarated by the frantic pace and spinning motion of the ride.
Fast forward a few decades. Everything we've been told about time is true. It does pass much more quickly the older we get. These days, everything within me wants to scream, "Please slow this thing down!" But nobody is listening.
No, Mr. Ride Operator, I don't want to go faster! I want to slow down, linger in God's presence, and walk in His ways, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-17). I am ready to trade this roller coaster of life for the adventure of a closer walk with the One who is able to make time stand still (Joshua 10:13-14) and thrills me like nothing on this earth ever will!
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