The time it takes to accelerate from 0 to 60 (mph) is a commonly used performance measure for automotive acceleration in the United States and the United Kingdom.
For me 0 to 60 (yrs) I will use as the performance measure of my spiritual growth because on 8/14/17 I reached mile marker 60. Next stop.. Methuselah-land in the year 2926 (0 to 969)
Looking back I can easily spot significant highs on my 0 to 60 timeline.
0 - 1957 Happy Birthday to Me!
6 - 1963 I accepted Jesus into my heart,
14 - 1971 I was baptized,
27 - 1984 I got married,
29, 31, 34 - 1986, 1988, and 1991 .. the birth of my 3 kids.
43 - 2000 I launched my Back Pew website
53, 56, 58 - 2010, 2013, 2015 The grand-kids started showing up. Three so far, and another on the docket for July.
So Life is GOOD, and there are plenty more milestones on my 0-60 trek along with a number of bumps in the road. Some little (broken bones), while other potholes in my life really shook me.
I have wandered onto a bunny trail or two, and taken shortcuts that were actually long-cuts only to come to a place where I realized 'I can't get there from here'.
There were even a few speeding tickets while in a hurry I zoomed past roads clearly marked Isaiah 40:31 'They that wait upon the Lord, He will renew their strength'.
I even ran out of gas a few times but thankfully no matter if I could'a should'a done better I have stayed the course calling roadside assistance (Help me God, I am lost!) as needed. There were even a few times where I was completely broke down and needed God's 'Prodigal Son 24/7 Towing Service'. I thought it was a bother to call PS Towing, but they (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) were so glad I called, and even brought me a hot roast beef (fatted calf) sandwich because they knew per usual.. I would be hungry.
So here I am at 60, and while I am pretty pretty sure I will not reach road marker 969 'The Methuselah Mile' but I am not ready to park it yet. It is PRICELESS to realize I am loved, encouraged, blessed, and can count on my loving Heavenly Father even when I complicate the road I travel.
May God bless each of you along your road in ways that are beyond your dreams. And remember these words from the owners manual.
Stay the course, avoid Route 666. For the road is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and even seems right as it seems everyone is on Route 666. Remember the Highway to Heaven is straight, and narrow but it leads to life, even though it is the road less traveled. Mt 7:13-14 AAA Translation
Jeff (Road Warrior) Larson
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson