Devotions from Judy’s heart
While we were at our daughter’s, our 15 year old grandson took me aside and told me he wanted to spend more time with me.  When we left for home, he didn’t want to have regrets that he missed out on times to do things with me. I was blessed and had fun playing many games together etc!  I wonder how many opportunities we miss of spending time in intimacy with the Lord and with our loved ones. Are we left with regrets of opportunities we passed over? What is really important in life for life is short? 
In Emilie Griffins book, “Green Leaves for Later Years” she writes of Bill Voswig and how his illness brought him closer to the Lord in more awareness of His presence. A few lines from  a poem he wrote:
Help me to use what is left to me of life
wisely and well;
for time is short now,
and I dare not waste any of it.
Long as my life shall last,
Teach me Thy way!
Where’re my lots be cast,
Teach me Thy way!
Until the race is run,
Until the journey done,
Until the crown is won,
Teach my Thy Way!”
Let us all finish well and not waste time but express our love for Him and for others. As St. John of the cross said, “In the evening of life we will be judged by love alone.”