An Old Man’s Prayer

        “Lord, why do I have to be so slow these days? Why, when I was a young man I could run so fast.”

        “I see you don’t have to walk with a cane. You should be thankful.”

        “Yes, Sir. I guess so; I know You are right. My steps are awful slow, though. I’m getting to be an old man.”

        “You’re not old, you’re just a few steps closer to Heaven. Surely your prayer is not that I speed those steps up? I have found if people get a glimpse of Heaven while they are still on Earth, as you have been so fortunate to do, they sometimes will get in a hurry.”

        “Uh, well …. uh, yes, Sir. I understand. No, I’m not in a hurry, Sir.”

         “Good, because I have work left for you to do on Earth before you come Home for good. Besides, what’s the rush? This Eternity is a long gig. It’ll wait on you.”

        “Okay. Got it. I’ll follow your path.”

        “You’re getting older. The road can be rough and rocky. I don’t want you to trip and fall. So, be careful. And, take your time.”

        “Yes, Sir. I promise.”

Dr. B

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8 Comments on “An Old Man’s Prayer”

  1. newt221 Says:

    Great post Dr. B…We all have a journey we are to take here on this earth. And, if we listen closely enough, we know which direction to take. Me, God has to turn me around sometimes…But, I know deep inside, all I have to do is the next right thing. Thinking too far ahead or worrying about what was behind can hinder your footsteps as you go…

    Happy Easter!

    • drtombibey Says:


      Happy Easter your way too.

      As they say on Sirius 65 Bluegrass Radio, “Look out for where you’re going, but don’t forget where you came from.”

      Like you, sometimes I don’t listen as close as I should, but also like you, I keep trying. That’s all we humans can do.

      Dr. B

  2. jel Says:

    WAY COOL post, DOC! 😉

    is that you as a kid? cute

  3. Yes Sir, lots of work still to be done on this side of things. It’s that glimpse of Heaven that keeps us going.
    Happy Easter, Doc.

    • drtombibey Says:


      Happy Easter your way too. One thing that comes to me in my prayers is after I get too old to be a doc, the Lord will let me write so I’ll still get up every day and have something to look forward to.

      And I’ve got a feeling you’re gonna be writing for a long, long time, ’cause you’re a young’un.

      Dr. B

  4. Felix Miller Says:

    Great post to read this early Easter morning. Thank you, Dr. B. A very Happy Easter to you and all whom you love.

    • drtombibey Says:


      Same y’all’s way. In bluegrass we all talk about it being an extended family, and it is. As it turns out Southern Lit is the same way, and I sure am glad we got lucky and you and Barabara were some of the first people in our new extended family.

      Dr. B

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