One day in 1995 the mother-daughter duo leafed through Valentine cards at an antique store. The daughter spied a fancy-foldout card. To her surprised delight it had her mother’s signature on the back. She had given that card to her teacher 65 years before! It may have cost her mother a dime in 1930. It cost her daughter $20 to purchase it from the antique store—and worth it. Reminisce, Hard Cover book, p. 191
A spiritual principle lurks in their experience. The best time to become a Christian is within our early teen years: when we still have a relatively unmarked life. Or as soon as possible, when our bad habits haven’t become so essential we can’t live without them. However, while that’s true, and equally true that the longer we wait to accept Christ the harder it is to get beyond old habits, accept Jesus, whatever the cost! Never live without him, however short our experience with him. A day spent with Jesus excels a lifetime without him. Never die without him, for eternity then will be one complete, overwhelming misery.