Tired Ticker

The grandmother clock needs winding more often now and why not. I believe it was a wedding present to my in-laws who were married in 1913 and we inherited it when we married in the early 60’s.

That much beloved time ticker has been on the go for well over 100 years. No rest, no time off, no vacations at all; but a repeated motion day after day…tick tock, tick tock, tick tock all the day (and night) long. It has lived through all our family moves, stress, sadness and death and yet still tick tock, tick tock and more tick tock, tick tock.

It used to need a wind once a week, now it’s ever 3-4 days. Its ticker isn’t what it used to be, but then whose ticker is. As we get older, parts of us slow down too. They need upkeep and repair.

We might be asking ourselves why we are called to keep going when we are ready to give in to life and all its circumstances. But like the clock, God expects us to keep on ticking; tick tock, tick tock, tick tock; until he calls us home.

Prayer- Dear God, I love your Word to me. I reverently ponder it all the day long. I’ve pondered and absorbed your counsel. I’ve done all you tell me to do. I watch my step, avoiding the ditches and ruts of evil so I can spend all my time keeping your Word. I never make detours from the route you laid out; you gave me such good directions. Your words are so choice, so tasty; I prefer them to the best home cooking. With your instruction, I understand life. Thank you, God. Amen (From Psalm 119:97-104, MSG).

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