“If we didn’t die,” my doctor friend said, “we’d never do anything!” He served for decades as an OB/Gyn in the Republic of the Congo. “Think about it,” he went on. “If we never died, we’d just lay around on the couch day after day, eating potato chips.”
Well, I’ve thought about it. I’m grateful to have outlived my father, who died at 65 of a heart attack. What shall I do with the time I have left? Because I’m aware my time on earth is limited, I am working on my legacy. I’m investing in our children and grandchildren; and in our one great grandchild. But most people do that.
What consumes me most, however, is writing. Because I recognize my limited time, I want to leave behind a book to help others. My goal is to produce a book based on Scripture to help people overcome loss. Based on the experience of Job, well known, on the one hand, for his disasters, my book details his steps, on the other hand, to recover. I love that book; in it Job is so human, and God is so sovereign. In the end Job is also transformed. I want my book book to encourage people in their recovery from loss and, hopefully, also prepare them for a transformative experience with the Lord.
What are you doing with the time you have left?