We sat in the doctor’s office with my seventy-five-year-old dad. The diagnosis meant a five-hour surgery. He seemed overly quiet, almost morose.
I said, “Dad, this is nothing. We’ve all had longer surgeries than that. It’s no big deal.” He replied, “It’s not that, it’s just that I suddenly realized – I really am old!”
Friends, that’s the DAZE! Some incident suddenly forces age recognition upon us. It might be a health issue; a store clerk offering a senior’s discount (without your asking!), or that first gray hair. Suddenly, our mortality is thrust upon us. We are well into our life’s journey. The end is in sight.
Now, with the very different life experience of 2020, we still get that DAZE! Are we tired of the journey of our life, the boredom, the annoyance about the things we can’t do that we used to do?
Remember the alternative to old age! Then remember this. Life is not about us. It’s about walking so that the world sees Jesus in us!
And now that I am old and gray, don’t forsake me. Give me time to tell this new generation (and their children too) about all your mighty miracles.(Psalm 71:18, TLB)