somewhere in between..then and now

“We should take as a maxim never to be surprised at current difficulties,
no more than at a passing breeze, because with a little patience
we shall see them disappear. Time changes everything.”

St. Vincent de Paul


( Highlands, NC / Julie Cook / 2021)

There will always be ‘the then’—and following that—is “the now”…
everything in between is what we call life.

Sometimes we are given a precious gift…we are allowed to reunite with
“the then”… merging it into “the now”.

The middle, that which is known as life, simply fades out of sight.

Time, as well as life, is forgotten.
Years fade blessedly away.
And so ‘what was’ is suddenly and tenderly embraced by ‘the now’
Grabbed up and held tightly in aching arms that have been oh so
empty for far too long.

And we find ourselves exhaling slowly, whispering a grateful thank you to
a Father who knew all along that “the then” was bound to always
be a part of ‘the now”

Thank you Father…

“God never hurries.
There are no deadlines against which he must work.
Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.”

A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine

10 comments on “somewhere in between..then and now

  1. hatrack4 says:

    May I quote you? This is beautiful and it says what I wanted to say about the philosophy lesson for next week, a week from Tuesday. You have freed my brain from a mental block. Thanks!

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    Absolutely lovely. Thanks for making my day❤️

  3. oneta hayes says:

    Percentage wise very few of us have had an effect on the now, but together we have great effect on the future. You probably did not think of writing prose poetry, but that is how I see this post. Effective thinking and writing.

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