Another year has come and gone. The sun comes up each day. People wake up and go back to sleep. Food is cooked and eaten. Lessons are learned...or not learned. Time marches on.
I spent part of the day on December 31 talking to kids about what their biggest moment was in 2019. Most couldn't come up with much. Some mentioned advancing in school. Some just made a joke or two.
Haiti's 2019 was dominated by "Peyi Lock" or a nationwide lock-down by anti-government protestors. It affected the life of every Haitian. One image that symbolized the year was also a yellow five-gallon jug. They became popular for everyone who owned a car or motorcycle. Gas stations were closed for months, but gas was available in the streets...in five-gallon jugs.
Life has a way of marching on. People who were with us aren't there anymore. New people may enter our lives, but it seems like more leave...especially as you get older.
I am fascinated by the cycle of life. When I was younger, youth seemed to be everything. But youth goes away. If that is all there is, you are in trouble. We each get one chance at childhood, one chance at youth, one chance at adulthood, and one chance at old age. Some don't even get all of those chances.
That is the biological reality, but I thank God that "life" is more than this body. I am thankful that He designed life the be so much more than childhood, youth, adulthood and old age.
The life of Jesus and His promises to those who believe in Him are abundant life...real life.
I plan to live in 2020.
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." -- Jesus Christ
Missionary in Haiti.