Over the Hill

A song from the 1700’s holds this line. “Over the hills and far away…” The words have changed many times over the years but one of the first versions referred to soldiers being recruited for service.

Now the phrase ‘Over the hill’ has taken on a new meaning. Old, useless, life over, nothing left: take your pick. Of course you can live like that or just tag on this bit.

As long as we’re over the hill, we might as well enjoy the view.

We spent years climbing the mountain of success and now, from our delicate (advanced!) age we see life from a different perspective.

We’d tell you all about it, if only you’d stop climbing long enough to listen. Of course that’s what our parents told us too.

Psalm 30 is a metaphor for life. You’ll want to read the whole psalm but for now, take this in:

Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5b)

Prayer – Father God, teach us truth and give us listening ears when we share it please. Amen

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