Forward or Backward
by PamFord Davis
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At 72, I look and feel older.

Both the mirror and camera capture the real me. My many ailments are physical signs of aging.

Remember wind up clocks?

I once heard a thought provoking quote. ‘You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.’ (Bonnie Prudden)

“Return and say to Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David says: ‘I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I am going to heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord. And I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will save you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will protect this city for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.”’” Then Isaiah said, ‘Take a cake of figs.’ And they took it and placed it on the inflamed spot, and he recovered.

Now Hezekiah said to Isaiah, ‘What will be the sign that the Lord will heal me, and that I will go up to the house of the Lord on the third day?’ Isaiah said, ‘This shall be the sign to you from the Lord, that the Lord will perform the word that He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten steps or go back ten steps?’ So Hezekiah said, ‘It is easy for the shadow to decline ten steps; no, but have the shadow turn backward ten steps.’ Then Isaiah the prophet called out to the Lord, and He brought the shadow on the stairway back ten steps by which it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz (2 Kings 20:5-11 NASB).”

Forward or backward-the LORD controls time.

Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis