‘That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest’.
Of course, this quote from Henry David Thoreau should have been written: ‘That human is richest…
I was sitting on the deck , eatling ripe watermelon slices , and watching the twilight last evening. Because of our northern latitude, the sky puts on a long twilight spectacle after sunny days. Some young friends came over to watch with me.
The stage of life after age 65 is often referred to as the twilight of one’s life. During this time one can look back over many satisfying years.
As we allow the Lord to lead us, He gently guides us through every obstacle and difficulty. Looking back over our lives we can see how often we have been blessed.
Christians are never guaranteed easy lives, but we are promised that God is with us through every challenge.
Erik Erikson, the Psychologist refers to the twilight of a happy life as the stage of ‘Integrity’.
He also describes that this stage of life can end up quite differently if it has been lived selfishly, without any thought of pleasing God and neighbour. A selfish life can result in what he calls a state of ‘Despair’
This stage is characterized by regret, anger and bitterness. We always reap what we sow, especially in spiritual matters.
Let us decide each day to allow the Lord to guide our lives. Then, the twilight of our lives will be a time of satisfaction and beauty. Thus we will enter the life stage of ‘Integrity’
‘Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come,
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home’ (Amazing Grace)
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