by Todd Gehrmann, Founder and Ministry Director

Isn’t it crazy how when we were young time never seemed to move fast enough? Now, however, every day seems more like a mere moment in time, a mere memory. The older I get the faster time seems to travel. I’ve often wondered why this is, because in reality, time wasn’t moving any faster then, than it is now. Some may say it’s because as we grow older we fill our schedules with the business of this world. But I don’t believe that’s the case, at least not for me. I remember being sick with pneumonia for weeks on end and doing nothing but lying slightly upright in my bed; but even then…time just flew by like the wink of an eye. Some days I’ve fantasized about slowing down time, being able to capture a moment and just sit in it for a while. But as always the moments pass and there is nothing I can do to stop them from passing.


Time can be very cruel; one moment you are young and able, getting married to the love of your life, having children, and the next thing you know it’s all gone. You’re older now and not so young and able; and your amazing children are all grown up; and unfortunately you’re left alone wondering why you didn’t take the time to enjoy the moments more when you had the chance. I mean, why couldn’t God allow those moments to last forever? I guess what I’m trying to say through all of my ramblings is simply this: It’s a blessing to have the moments God offers us in the first place. To be able to be a witness to real and genuine love and life in a moment of time is a thing of beauty. And while I’m no longer in that moment, as long as I breathe I have the privilege of that memory, of those moments; and I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything in the world! To have the chance to love and be loved in the moments of time, no matter how fleeting those moments are, is something that can never be replaced. My body may grow old and my health fade, but the world cannot take those memorable moments away from me. They will live with me forever in the cruel sands of time; and I am blessed by every single moment I’ve been given the breath to experience.


Make sure to be thankful for the moments; live in them and embrace them because you will never get them back! If you are reading this, then you are alive and if you are alive, you have a chance to make real memories that matter. How will you use your moments?


With humility and love…

Next Step Ministries