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October 12, 2013

RAY DAY: Our time on earth is short

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As you know, I like to write about the things that happened in my early years and in my parents’ and grandparents’ lives. Did I do OK? Well, I will find out about that when it is time for Him to call me Home.

Many things have happened to me during the years since my birth. I have had surgeries to save my life, and I have had an illness now that may take my life one day. In 1973, my kidneys stopped working right, and so it was up on the table to get that fixed before I died from it.

In 1998, my heart was found to have nine blockages in and around it, and once again it was hop back on the table.

Am I still having problems? I can truthfully say that with the surgeries I mentioned, and with the Lord willing, I am still here. But the door to other ailments remains open, and as I grow older I seem to notice those ailments a lot more than I did in my early years.

But I am not alone in fighting off ailments that could shorten our lives. Those out there who are fighting their own, I give this thought: Don’t give up. Don’t let the calendar of life set a closing date. You go when He says it is time. Until then you live as you fight, and many times you win.

Go on with your life and try to stand with your head high and ask for a healing. Join with others who are in the same condition and enjoy all the things God has given us through the years. Let others help, because they are friends who love you.

Ray “Uncle Ray” Day is a weekly contributor to the Kokomo Tribune. Contact him at uncleray@earthlink.net.

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