I remember once attending a gathering on the subject of dealing with those suffering from dementia. The speaker pointed out that with those suffering from severe dementia, much of the past, their memories may be lost and that there is no sense of future. Such as it is they live in the present. The speaker went on to say that this is really a Biblically way to live. In his Sermon on the Mount recorded in Matthew 6 Jesus says, “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Think about all the time and energy you’ve spent worrying about things that never came to pass. You can never get that time and energy back. The truth is that our past, our present and our future is in God’s hands. That’s a good place to be. And really, that’s all we need to know. Hold that truth close and it’ll make a difference in today. It’ll make a difference in your life.

Larry Lenow