How do you feel when you hear the word ‘ageing’ ?
Does the thought of it scare you ? In our youth-obsessed culture, people are encouraged to battle and deny the fact that they are growing older, but this is not God’s way ! As children of a loving God, we recognize that each day is a gift, another chance to praise Him, love Him, and serve Him.
I do not like the term ‘senior citizen’. I am old, but not senior at anything.
As an old person, there are freedoms ! You discover who you really are, and your only desire is to please God. This frees you to be yourself. I was playing ‘Amazing Grace’on my flute in the backyard today. I hope God enjoyed hearing it.
Above all, old age is a time to learn from the young, for many young people have great wisdom. I quote these words from Stefan, a young blogger : “Have a blast just existing”. It is the secret of living the abundant life that the Lord has promised to all who will trust and obey.