with Carrie Powers

Some Things Were Never Meant To Last

Some Things Were Never Meant To Last

My flowers planted at the end of April did not enjoy the 100 degree heat we had in Chico this week.  We came home from Lake Almanor on Monday and found my flowers struggling to survive.  The sprinklers either malfunctioned or water was not enough to save them.

Some things were never meant to last forever…

Logan finished elementary school today.

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He has grown several feet since this journey began in the fall of 2010.  He has mastered many skills he did not have when he started kindergarten: reading, addition, subtraction, fractions, vocabulary, etc.  He has also learned to laugh at himself, play with others (most days), share his snacks (some days), dribble a basketball and make new friends.  He has changed so much.  He is still the same Logan.  However, elementary school is behind him.  It is his past now.

Some things were never meant to last forever…

Today held other tragedies as well as the end of elementary school for Logan and the end of freshman year for Paige. I killed another living thing today.  I’m not talking about my flowers.

I hit a squirrel.  I killed it.  I tried to swerve and I wanted the little guy to stop or speed up or something.  Instead the squirrel ran straight and my car ran right over him.  I looked in the rearview mirror and saw the evidence on the road.  I’ve never hit an animal before.  I lived 16 years in Montana so that’s saying something.

Some things were never meant to last forever…

The ending of other things can be a blessing.  The end of winter is a welcome change especially for those living up north.  The end of summer can be a blessing for Moms of young children who welcome the beginning of the school year.  The end of a season of grief is a blessing for anyone who knows the pain and sorrow of death.  The end of cancer treatments, a tough job, long dark nights, sickness.  The end of a pregnancy means the birth of a new life.  The end of a journey means the arrival at a desired destination.

God created humans to last forever.  We were never made for death.  We were made to live forever and we do.  Whether we know Jesus or not.

“God has … planted eternity in the human heart” Ecclesiastes 3:11.

We were made to last forever.  If this is true, and it is, then how should we live our lives on this planet?  C.S. Lewis said it best, “Realizing that life on earth is just a temporary assignment should radically alter your values.  Eternal values, not temporal ones, should become the deciding factors for your decisions.”

If some things were never meant to last forever… then we should focus on the things that do.      #focusedfaith #endofschoolyear #summerbegins

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