First, I am going into a new phase of life. I am not closing the book, I am going to the next chapter. I will be exploring a new part of the country, experimenting with new restaurants and developing a schedule free of alarm clocks. I look forward to it.
Second, I am looking at eternity not a few more years. I realize there is no point in me buying expensive books any more. Paper back or e-books will do. I am not going to take them with me and if my kids are not interesting in the title it only needs to last as long as I do. What is in those books will be preparing me for the ages. Eternity is a long time. I imagine I will have a universe to explore and an infinite God to relate to. What I will be reading and studying now are the children’s books of an eternal education.
Sounds good to me. Paul put the conflict like this,
(Philippians 1:23-4 KJV) For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.It is a win/win.
homo unius libri