One of the disadvantages of aging is the closing of doors and the growing limits on possibilities. Lessened physical prowess and the restrictions of remaining years squelch dreams and ambitions. When I was young I dreamed dreams of adventure and accomplishments. Now that youth is in the rearview mirror reality forces upon me the truth that options are fewer and fewer with the passage of years. Jesus and His gift of eternal life are not some nice idea. They are a necessity for the continuation of life’s possibilities. With Jesus all is limitless. Age is but a bit of temporary inconvenience.
Emily Dickenson, our recluse New England poet, said it so well.
“I dwell in Possibility
A fairer house than Prose,
More numerous of windows,
Superior of doors.”
She closes with “The spreading wide my narrow hands to gather Paradise.”
With Jesus personal possibilities are limitless. With eternal life there is time to be a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a sculptor, a builder, an architect, a mason, a carpenter, an athlete, an organist, a singer, a plumber, a pilot, a tourist, a skier, a golfer, a botanist, an astronomer, a biologist or an orator.
Come with me and dwell in Possibility. Make Jesus the Lord of your life and open your mind to all that you can be. Age ceases to be a limiter and becomes a foundation for more and better. Some speak of spending eternity standing in God’s throne room singing His praises. I will instead show Him praises by becoming everything He dreams for me. Occasionally I will visit His throne room to say thank you and then off again for more adventures because Possiblity is more numerous of windows and superior of doors.
Written by Roger Bothwell on December 21, 2015
Spring of Life, PO Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574