i went to visit an old man last week in a nurseing home. i had not seen him for several years and wondered if he would remember me. i spent alot of time with him and his wife years ago and knew i would know him if i saw him, but i could not find him. as i looked around the room there were other people looking at me in wheel chair's and i thought,he is not in here.then i noticed an old man looking at me and i wondered who he could be, probably just someone i never saw before than i noticed something about his eyes that looked familier and i thought,can this be the person i used to know. i ask him what his name was and when he told me i could not respond for the lump in my throat, this was the man i came to see. i ask him if he knew me and his reply was,no i do not and when i told him who i was he said ,'it can not be you'. we talked for a long time about many things that we remembered togather. i did not mention his wife dying,i just tried to keep it happy for him. i told him good by and as i walked away i wondered where has time gone? it seems only yesterday he was middle aged. time passes by so fast sometimes i forget to stop and pray like i ought to. why is it that it takes times like these to help us stop and look at where we are headed.that old friend may not know me when i go to see him again but that is ok because i can tell him who i am. the trial i am in now gives me the time to listen for people who need prayers in life for their hardships. life is so short and people seem to hurt so much maybe we can all take a little time to enjoy what God has provided and give hope to someone in need.some day i may be an old man in a old folks home and i wonder will anyone remember me? this one thing i know for sure,God will remember me because His word says so. to each of you who need prayer remember your creator and i will pray for you.