Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
Sometimes you get the feeling that this is your last time to do something. You can't really explain it. It's just a feeling.
I told Tommy this morning that I have that feeling about coming to this house in Florida again. We call it "our" villa. We have been coming here for several years. The house belonged to our friends in England for awhile. They sold it to their friends in Scotland, and for many years we rented from them. We developed a friendship with them as well, albeit a long distance friendship, since we had never met them. The Scots friends gave us our own key to the place! They sold it to someone here in America, and they have been good people to rent from as well.
If you stay any length of time in Florida, the cheapest way to go is to rent a villa. We have loved staying here, but it may just be our last time.
I sat outside this morning reading and looking at the lagoon behind the house and thought, I have enjoyed staying here, but it's ok if it is the last time.
Many last times are sad. The last time you have your babies at home before they go off to school. The last time your children are at home before going off to college. The last time you see your Mother or Daddy or sister or brother alive in this world.
These were sad last times for me.
But some last times are joyful. The last time you have to take a test in college. The last time you have to find a ride with someone because you can now drive! The last time you walk out the door from somewhere you probably should not have moved to in the first place!
Life is full of last times. People are so concerned about the coronavirus. If I get the virus, and I pray I don't, (I pray you don't either) and it is the last time I will walk around on this earth, it will be a combination of happy/sad. Happy that I am going to be with Jesus, sad that I am no longer going to see you in this life.
The Bible tells us that none of us knows when we will die, just that we will. Today may be that day. Today may be that last time.
Some of you might like to read my friend Audrey's blog...especially the one titled, "Sweet Tea and Earrings". Click HERE to read.