Gone are the days of a buck a gallon gasoline, the Mod Squad, milk bottles, Valley Girls, Fame, Leave It To Beaver and Elvis. I don’t know about you, but some things from the past I really miss.
When something I love suddenly disappears from the market I get annoyed, sad and occasionally devastated. Like the time Dee Henderson’s books quit coming out.
We don’t realize what a good thing is sometimes, until it is gone. That’s why eulogies wax eloquent and memorials drag on for days on television shows. We suddenly have discovered how much something meant to us when we have to live without it.
The prodigal son made this same mistake the Bible tells us in Luke 15. He didn’t realize what he had in his family, shelter or wealth until it was gone. Until he was eating the slop he fed to the pigs, he didn’t realize what he was missing.
The strong judge Sampson didn’t realize what he had until it was gone, either. He toyed with the secret of his strength and the Bible says, “He didn’t know the spirit of the Lord had left him.” (Judges 14)
The Roman Officer in charge of Jesus’ execution said, “Surely he was the Son of God.” (Matthew 27:54) The Roman Officer didn’t even realize how important and amazing Jesus was until he died.
What do you have in your life that you would miss if it was gone? Maybe it’s time to recognize the things we love the most. Hold our families close and tell them we love them. Draw closer to our Savior. Its time for a come back.
Some things are so amazing that consumers demand a come back. How about throw back Coke, retouched and color enhanced movie classics and my personal favorite, Dee Henderson’s new book Full Disclosure that is coming out in October.
What do you wish would make a come back?