Feb 4, 2012 marked the end of an era. On that day, Florence Green, of London England died at the age of 110. Florence was the world’s last living veteran of World War I.
She joined the Women’s Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17, where she served as an officers’ mess steward. On her 110th birthday she was asked how it felt to be 110. She cleverly replied, “Not much different to being 109.”
When I heard this story, I was reminded of the swift passing of time and how every generation is destined to someday leave this world. Perhaps during your lifetime the news will come that the last remaining WWII veteran has passed. Then eventually, you and every member of your generation, no matter how young you are now, will be gone.
The Bible emphasizes that life is short. Our time here is limited. That’s why we must make every day count for God. We must redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.