International Day for the Elderly

This is a new holiday to me, but I am all for it. At my tender age, some might consider me to be elderly. I know because I found these synonyms for the elderly. See if you qualify:

aged, old, mature, senior, ancient, venerable, advanced in years, getting on, in one’s dotage, long in the tooth, as old as the hills, gray-haired, grizzled, hoary, past one’s prime, not as young as one used to be, decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world, senile, superannuated, septuagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, centenarian, older people, elderly, geriatrics, senior citizens, old-age pensioners, retired, golden-agers. 

GOOD GRIEF! We all qualify. The phrase not as young as we used to be can apply to an infant! Is there no hope for the “aged?” 

Take heart, friends. God loves the ‘aged.’

Gray hair is a mark of distinction, the award for a God-loyal life. (Proverbs 16:31, MSG)

And just think! Miracles have happened in ‘old age!’

And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 

(Luke 1:36, KJV)

How ‘aged’ are you?

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