To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1
I think we are all familiar with this passage of scripture. The wise King Solomon was inspired by the Holy Spirit to pen these amazing words and give us some insight on life. The older I get the more I find I stash away within myself. I know the values I learned as a boy and I am even more blessed to have learned from respected individuals after I left home. Some men truly taught me the Word of God. Some men were instrumental in sharing their knowledge of Engineering. farming, building, automotive and more. All along the way, I learned something of life.
I also learned that many disrespect the aged ones. I recalled that a very close friend of mine, Sam Epperson, made mention that I was the honored hoary head. I was taken back by that and said, “Do I really look that old?” We laughed, but it made me think. I am no longer the youthful young man that was just learning, I am now the older man wanting to share my thinking with others. To my surprise, many young people want nothing to do with what I have to offer. I then remember the urgency of Proverbs to heed the messages given.
In many ways, people can respect and disrespect you at the same time. Sometimes you hear statements like, “Don’t get him started.” Other times, people will just walk away. I think I have something to offer and I do, but who wants to hear? When I tell people, “Jesus is coming soon,” I look into the eyes of disbelief. This is troubling to me. Still, I tell/speak the message even though many will not hear. There is a time. We are now in a time to glean the harvest. Don’t be ashamed to tell others what you have to share. They may or may not listen. Tell them anyway. Someone might hear.