When I was young and arrogant, I said somethings I should recant.
Like, “Hope I die before I’m old…”Could I have really been that bold?
The years are quickly passing by. I check the mirror and find that I
Have wrinkles creeping o’er my face, and signs of age in every place.
Is it too late to realize that with the” old” comes also “wise?”
There is so much that’s left to do, so many things of real value.
I’ve lately come to understand that it’s all part of God’s great plan;
I need to live out all my days; I need the time to learn His ways!
I still have opportunity to bless each one I come to meet.
To drop some flowers on the path, and leave His fragrance where I’ve passed.
I’m old? I’m old! And changed my tune…I want to live, not go too soon.
And though’ I am no longer spry; I simply haven’t time to die!
Susan Stewart, August 1998 Used by permission
God has a reason for aging. If he didn’t, he’d already have moved us on to the next place. (Surely you’ve asked Jesus into your life so that your next place is Heaven and not Hell!)
Psalm 71:18- Yes, even when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not, [but keep me alive] until I have declared Your mighty strength to [this] generation, and Your might and power to all that are to come (AMP).
The aged are God’s memory banks. We get to tell others how we met God and how He met us!
Prayer- Lord, help us keep our God memories and miracles alive by passing them on to the younger folks in our lives. In Your name. Amen.