As the summer days continue their march forward and the sun beats down many people stay in doors to remain cool. Today was just such a day for me. I really wanted to write another post for this blog and this time instead of adding the pictures as a after thought I decided to place one in the heart of it all.
By why this picture? As I I was eating my lunch today, my wife was reading about balsamic vinegar and how it is made. She read that to make it some is aged for 25 years. The person or company that makes this stuff must be thinking twenty-five year into the future. Will there even be people who want this stuff in 25 years? The idea of creating something that takes that long before it is ready to use in a world of instant gratification is so refreshing. It is like taking in an amazing vista for the first time. Then I look at this building and so many older building that were built to last a long time. I also think about the way they must be cared for by their owner in order that to provide for the future generations.
Today, I am thankful for those individuals, groups and companies that have sacrificed rewards today to provide blessing and benefits for those in the future. I know that struggling with choices today can be very difficult when the resources are not there and waiting is not something I do well, but when I think of what it means for someone’s future it makes is much easier to bear.
Thanks for listening to these words and may the gifts we’ve been give and have been blessed continue to remind us of how we are living for those who will follow us. May God grant us the wisdom to live with compassion and grace.
Blessings, Peace, Joy, Hope and Laughter,
Enjoying the Your Summer Days, Jolly John