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Friday, October 21, 2016

Think About It

Seventy-five Winters
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

The average life span is now considered to be seventy-five years. With this in mind, that would mean, many can look forward to seventy-five winters, seventy-five springs, seventy-five summers, and seventy-five autumns. If you are sixteen, it might seem that there are many more winters ahead for you. However, if you are already sixty, it may mean that you will only have fifteen left. For some, that may be a little scary.

I started this thought with winters because for many, winter is the least favorite of all the seasons. Rather than look forward to it with joy, it becomes dread. Getting through the winter is more about enduring. We may even spend some of our time wishing that it would end and spring would arrive. However, let me give you a different view that might make this winter easier for you.

Let us assume that you are fifty. That would mean you should be able to look forward to twenty-five more winters. Now if that seems like a lot, think of it this way, you also have seventy-five springs, summers, and autumns. Now when you look at it from this viewpoint I think that you can agree that seventy-five seasons of relatively decent weather is easier to look forward to. It is all about one’s perspective that determines overall response to any situation.

To look at this from a different angle let me share what someone recently shared with me. If you are a Steelers football fan, you may view this season with disappointment. However if you are a Buffalo Bills fan, your view would be one of hope. What is really interesting is that both teams are at the same place with games won and lost. The difference of view is influenced by how each team finished last year. Similar to the half empty, half full thinking.

My point is simply this; Jesus came to give us life and that life to be an abundant life. Your view and interpretation of life will affect your ability to receive it. Think about it.


Anonymous said...

The Think About It articles by Pastor Knefley are one of my favorites. Thanks a lot for posting his articles.
Mike Fowler
Austin, PA

Anonymous said...

I read your article "75 Winters" and enjoyed it very much. Due to some circumstances currently in my life, this hit home. It has made me re-think a lot of things. THANK YOU.