Reflections on Ninety Years of Life

Reflections on Ninety Years of Life

Br Aca Ilic, at a recent prayer meeting, had some words of reflection after his 90th birthday.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, the time has come for me to say a few words at the end of my ninetieth year. Yesterday was my birthday.

I was born in September, 1930 in Metkovic, Yugoslavia. I was baptised when I was 13 years old in May, 1943, during World War II. We heard about the Reform Movement in the third quarter of 1945, and in 1946 we became members.

At that time, I thought that I would never even see my 50th birthday—I was waiting for Jesus to come. I did not even plan to get married. But the years passed, and I got married. I am thankful for that. We have three sons, and now I have grandchildren. The time even came for them to get married.

I am still alive, and I thank the Lord for all these things. How long it will go, only the Lord knows.

Tonight when I arrived for prayer meeting, I said to Sr. Weymark, “Today is the first day of my 91st year. I am a year ahead of you.” She replied, “Oh, I’ll catch up to you!”

I thank the Lord for everything.