I thought of all that they must have shared together: all the good and bad memories and all those things that forge depth in any relationship. They appeared to enjoy each other’s company as she offered a supporting arm upon which to lean. I was beginning to feel a little bit emotional at the thought of the inevitable heartache that one of them would know in some future day and I had to snap out of it and come back into focus so I could continue with what I had to be getting on with.
Because he appeared to be well into his seventies and she, some twenty or so years younger, one would naturally assume that the older person is nearer to the end of his journey in life than the younger but in reality there is no guarantee that this is going to be the case.
We have seen all too many times that some people’s journey is over prematurely. If we are in any doubt about that, all we need to do is take a visit to the nearest cemetery and you will see that the end of life’s journey has happened to some people very much earlier than others! But where did they go? Some people would have left no doubt as to where they were heading! Their lives would have given testimony to the fact that they knew where they were going and had every confidence in that fact because sometime in their life they came to understand that the Son of God died on a cross as a substitute for them personally. The Lord was the centre of their lives and because of that -