I’m celebratin’ a birthday this week. Remember when ya’ were growin’ up, it seemed ta’ take forever for your birthday ta’ come ‘round. Now that I’m past 60, birthdays come ‘round much too fast.
Just seems like yesterday that me ‘n Cousin Bernie ‘n Cousin Ernie were ridin’ our tricycles ‘round ‘n ‘round our refrigerator in tha’ kitchen. Taday my knees get stiff sittin’ too long, my hips look like parenthesis, wrinkles ‘n brown spots have added, what they call, character ta’ my face. Our bodies are supposed ta’ be temples. Mine looks more like an old overused map – wrinkled ‘n folded too many times.
Like or not, we’re all gettin’ older. There are cosmetics that can hide our imperfections. There are exercise programs to build strength ‘n keep us trim. There are books ta’ help us know what we should eat. But no matter what ya’ do, age is gonna’ happen. It’s a part of life.
What does tha’ Bible say about gettin’ older?
Psalm 71: 18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare your strength to this generation, your power to everyone who is to come.
A senior who’s lived a life totally committed ta’ God now comes ta' their senior part of life with a positive outlook of joy in tha’ Lord. God’s been faithful in tha’ past, so we can continue ta’ trust Him for whatever happens ta' us in tha’ future.
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Tha’ Lord is our refuge. He is our Lord of Lord’s!
Titus tells us women that we are ta’ be teachers of good things ta’ younger women. Since we have lived life longer, we can help give wisdom ta’ others.
Some people dred bein' older. I'm just happy that God has givin' me another year! He has blessed me 'n I know will continue ta' bless in whatever's in my future!
Things ta’ think ‘bout:
1. Are ya’ thankful for your years?
2. How are ya’ helpin’ those who are younger in their life struggles?
Thank ya’ Lord for tha’ opportunity of another day. I pray Father that ya’ give us your wisdom ta’ grow older in your grace. In tha’ name of Jesus, amen.
Mark Twain Quotes On Agin':
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.”
“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
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