The grandmother of one of our church members turns 107 years old today! She was born in 1900 and has lived here in western MD all her life. Up until her stroke last year, she lived alone in her own home and even went grocery shopping each week to buy her own food.
Imagine all the changes she has experienced in her lifetime. The invention of the Model T Ford to today's sport coupes; electricity in every home; hand-cranked telephones morphing into today's hi-tech camera cell phones; the advent of radio giving way to television, movies and now digital media; large main-frame computers, now with information storage so compact you can carry an entire library in the palm of your hand; space travel to the moon and beyond and the list goes on.
When I think of all those things happening in one person's lifetime, it reminds me of those large coin collectors at the mall - you put your coin in a slot and it begins rolling around and around the edge of a giant funnel-like platform. Gradually the coin rolls faster in smaller and smaller circles toward the center of the funnel until it drops into the large bin underneath.
It seems the world is moving at a faster and faster pace each day - surely we are nearing the center of the funnel when life as we know it will change forever. For those who don't know the Lord, the end will be like dropping into the abyss at the end of the funnel. Those who are prepared to meet Him will see the culmination of our hopes and desires - to live with Him eternally.
I doubt I will ever see age 107, but I sure am looking forward to seeing Him!