January 17, 2011

The Last Mile of the Way > Lyrics | Johnson Oatman, Jr.

The Last Mile of the Way > Lyrics Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of God shall come in the glory of the Father with the angels; and the He shall reward every man according to his works.

Man was I tired this morning after a long night working. I felt as if I had walked miles. My thoughts raced to getting home, so I could rest and relax. Well, since I have a fairly long drive home I have time to think. My mind is like a whirlwind so I have lots of thoughts bouncing to and fro while driving from there to here, or here to there, really! But one thought worked it's way arround for awhile. I thought, What if this is your last mile? The last mile you travel on this earth. I wasn't thinking about a mile in a car, but rather one mile, one step at a time. What if I wake in the morning and start my last mile? No, I'm not talking about walking a mile for exercise or being out wandereing with friends and get smacked down by a truck just shy of a mile. I'm thinking more along the lines of ...one step at a time until I've reach the last mile of the way.

Someone once told me they often thought than when she was born she was would be given ??? so many steps to use up in life. She told me she didn't want to waste steps. What a powerfull thought! Keep up with me now. With the "my last mile" thought in mind...What would I do in a mile? Huh? So, ok, everyone doesn't  have the sane routines, or lifestyles. For me what would I be doing in those last steps of my way. To answer myself ( yes, I hold peronal Q&A sessions) I put it together like this:

How many steps are in a mile? For the average person there are 2000 steps in a mile. Stride would have to be considered.

How much time would I have? I know that it takes 15-20 minutes for the average person to walk a mile. That's not the answer. Would it be a morining, half a day, more than a day. I'll be the first to admit I have some lazy days! Not as many steps taken on those days. You get the picture!

What would I spend those last steps doing? It takes more questions to answer this one.
Would it be chore day...oh, I hope my last steps aren't spent behind a mop bucket! If they are I hope I leave that floor spotless.

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