It was a weekly routine early in our marriage. We would run to the Blockbuster video store to rent a movie, which we could then watch as many times as we wanted for the next three days. Then on this date in 2013, the unthinkable happened.
Blockbuster closed its doors for the final time, marking an end to the video rental era. As fate would have it, the last Blockbuster title ever rented was the Seth Rogen comedy, This Is the End. It was checked out at 11:00 p.m. on November 9, 2013, at a store in Hawaii.
Bob Dylan made a lot of money singing his 1964 hit, The Times, They Are A-Changing. The theme of the song is the theme of life – change is a constant in life.
Scripture says it like this: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
What’s the lesson? The lesson is to remain on guard. Maybe life – and recovery – are coming easy right now. But that can all change in an instant.
Recovery Step: Life is always changing, so remain diligent in your recovery.