Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways, with an old dog,
astride a lifelong old horse,
body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming “Woo Hoo! What a ride!” –author unknown
Let me say upfront, with a grin, I’m not at all sure that’s the way I’ll go out. But three things for sure:
- I want it to be a peaceful going.
- I want to have the knowledge that I’m ready for God to take me
- And I want to have the assurance I did all I could with the knowledge I had, with the talents I had and with the strength I was given.
I want no regrets. I don’t want to say, I wish I’d tried that. Or I wish I’d had the nerve to experience that. Nope. I want to appreciate every day. Every experience. Every opportunity. That way I can say with the Apostle Paul:
I’ve fought a good fight. I’ve finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7
I couldn’t ask for a better description of my life!