David M. Kealy
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 1 Timothy 1:12
Grateful and thankful
Last month I ended with the following note about where I live, surrounded by thousands of seniors, yes senior citizens.
“In the community where we live we are surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of people who volunteer. They do it because they want to not because the have too. They give their time and talents to help people in need. It is not necessarily because they have more, it's because they have the right attitude.”
If you have followed my BLOG’S or ministry you probably realize my spring chicken days are in the past; yes, we even live in a senior community. Because of the internet of things with teleconferencing and messaging we can still impact the world through ministry partners, a significant ministry, and forgo the extensive international travel that encompassed our first 30 years of ministry. We are surrounded with thousands and thousands of senior citizens of many nationalities and colors. What a joy - God is certainly as reported; GOOD!
It has been often recognized as we age many times we become more like children, like the days of our youth. We forget the current things and remember vividly the things of the past.
Demographics are impacted by age! It is rather easy to figure my age because I am of the “silent generation”. Following me are the post WWII Baby Boomers born between 1945 and 1964 followed by the generation X (1965-1976).
Following are the generation Y and now even the generation Z the current name for the cohort born from the mid-1990s, through iGen. Are you confused yet? It is stated that a “new silent generation “ is emerging for those born during the early 2000's, since like their great grandparents in the silent generation, their childhood is also deemed to be marked by war and economic recession.
“When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13: 11-13 New Living Translation (NLT)
I will end this month with the following: A senior woman that lives nearby told me what she says every morning.
“I am thankful for who I am and I am thankful for who I am not.”
“I am thankful for what I have and for what I do not have.”
Are you thankful for what you do not have? Give it some thought.
David M. Kealy
1 Timothy 1:12 is a life verse that led to our creating Reaching People far from God