Genteel, charming and impeccably dressed, my dear friend is turning 100 years old today. The world might call her an old lady, but that term would truly be an insult. Miss Lillie is graceful, gracious and incredibly humorous. She’s touched so many lives. It will be such a treat to honor her.
I remember when anyone older than 20 seemed ancient. Then, 30 seemed to be middle aged. Now that I’m creeping up on the big 5-0 this year, I’m still not convinced that I’m even half way through what God has in store. Hanging out with Miss Lillie confirms this feeling.
I wonder if Miss Lillie will feel as though time has flown by. One hundred years has certainly been filled with many people, many challenges, and a whole lot of change.
Sometimes, when I feel as though things are taking too long to work out, I forget that God’s sense of timing is much different than mine. Miss Lillie’s presence in my life reminds me, once more, that God is still in control.
"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day." (2 Peter 3:8-8 NIV)