Nothing like writing a Five Minute Friday post on Monday! It has been over two weeks since I wrote a blog post, and I’m ready to jump back in. Our days have been busy, but I need to make time to write. The prompt for this week is the word future.
It reminds me of a song made famous by Doris Day, first sung in the Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Man Who Knew Too Much. (It has nothing to do with the story of the same title, written by G. K. Chesterton.) The song is called Que, Sera, Sera. Here are the words of the chorus.
Que sera, sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que sera, sera
Whatever Will Be, Will Be?
At first glance it seems to make sense, but upon closer examination it almost seems fatalistic. It’s true that we cannot see the future, but I don’t think it boils down to “whatever will be, will be.”
It’s as if there is nothing we can do that would have any bearing on our future. While we may not be able to change our circumstances at any given time, we can learn how to work through them. It’s true we don’t know the future, but we can live our lives in a way that prepares us for what may come.
It is always fun to learn something new, a new skill perhaps, that would help prepare us for a job. Or maybe find ways to express ourselves with art or music or gardening or whatever else may call to us.
What about the future for those of us who are older?
At best I may only have about 30 yrs left barring any sickness or accident. My husband is 10 yrs. older so he may only have around 20 years, give or take a few. I’d like to find ways to enjoy our life to the fullest spending time together and with family.
One of the best things I know to do is put our trust in God. He holds the future. I am secure in His love, because Jesus bought me with his blood. No one can take away the future I have with Christ.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will
snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me,
is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
I and the Father are one.