The Rest of Your Life?

Presidential elections are intense times.  After the election one candidate goes on to be a picture on the walls of classrooms in our schools.  The other candidates become footnotes in history.  One of the candidates will for a time be the most powerful man in the world.  The others will sit at home wondering what to do with the rest of their lives.

Do you ever wonder what you should do with the rest of your life?  Do you ever think of quitting your job and sitting on a sandy beach for a long, long time?  Or perhaps you think of creative ways to be of service in your community.  Maybe you think of helping at a food bank or volunteering to teach an adult how to read.  Maybe you think of selling your home, putting things in storage and joining the Peace Corps.  They do take people of all ages.

Maybe you could become a crossing guard and help children get safely to and from school each day.  Maybe you could take a meal to an elderly person each day.  Maybe your life is already filled with meaningful purpose.  However you plan to spend the rest of your life, you should think of a way to be of service to someone other than yourself.  The law of Jesus’ kingdom is the law of service. (Matt. 25:35 ff)

Written by Roger Bothwell on October 5, 2000

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