I feel obsolete, insignificant, antiquated 

like the world has raced past me 

swirling up the dust of irrelevancy 

I feel that a young person reading  

my wrestlings 

if they read them at all 

would read with a dictionary 

as if for 18th century words 

long ago evolved 

It’s quaint they would say  

(with a knowing smile) 

as they dismissed it 

more likely 

view it as intolerant and offensive 

What should I do?  

Keep writing, though I am not sure why 

or wave the white flag?  

Is my today over  

or is it still


So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts …” Hebrews 3:7 

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today” … Hebrews 3:13 

God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” Hebrews 4:7 

For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 

… the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever. 1 Peter 1:24-25 

Photo by Jack Bair

Author: wrestlingwordblog

I am a retired librarian and emeriti from Western Michigan University. I am married with three grown children and three grandchildren. I love digging for treasure in the Word.

8 thoughts on “Today”

  1. I love how you ended this. God’s Word is always relevant no matter what anyone says. I know that the older I get, the more antiquated I feel, as you said. Isn’t it amazing, though, that God always relates to each of us, no matter our age. Keep writing, Sheila!

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