Time and the Elements

Image credit: “safe” – © 2007 Paul Keller – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic

In most cases, a strong safe is a trustworthy container. We keep in it our valuables, our money, our important papers, and other things we don’t want lost, damaged or stolen.

Yet, two things work on even the best safe: time and the elements. Time simply goes by, so how can it affect something as durable as a safe? Time itself allows the other thing to work, the elements. Without constant maintenance, even steel will slowly deteriorate until rust and decay take over. Steel will weaken and lose it’s ability to protect. These same effects happen to houses, homes, neighborhoods, and relationships as well.

How about your life? Is the proper maintenance being done to keep it strong, protected, and hopeful? Or, is it being allowed by neglect, decay, and a lost sense of purpose to rust and decay from the inside. I see a number of people on the edge, and their lives could go either way. We need to see what we can do to make some difference in at least one of those lives. Hopefully, I have already started today. How about you?


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