Life Gives and Takes

imageWe seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away. - Dean Charles Stanforth, character in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The Bible teaches that the Lord gives and the Lord takes away, and in either case His name is to be praised.

Does He use time, the aging process, and impending mortality to do this?  Methinks so.

It time didn’t march, and if death were not a fact, how then would we live?  Probably not as wisely as we should.