Aging Gracefully

I just got off the phone with my dad, he mentioned his health wasn’t so good and that getting old was no fun at all.

Many people try to reverse the aging process. Those with wrinkles get facelifts, while others have injections to remove unwanted facial lines. Behind this current trend is the notion that an aging face is unacceptable.

But not everyone feels that way. An elderly woman being interviewed on television was asked, “Do you like your face?” She responded with conviction, “I love my face! It’s the face God gave me, and I accept it happily.”

In Psalm 139, David expressed the conviction that his entire being was fashioned by God and therefore is worthy of acceptance. He prayed, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (v.14). He also believed that God fashioned all the days of his life (v.16). Instead of fighting a losing battle against our waning youthful appearance, we should concentrate on cultivating inner qualities that last forever.

One key attribute is a lifelong faith in God, who reassures His people: “Even to your old age, . . . and even to gray hairs I will carry you!” (Isaiah 46:4).

Myron Taylor wrote: “Time may wrinkle the skin, but worry, doubt, hate, and the loss of ideals wrinkle the soul.” As we gracefully accept the passing of years, God will smooth out the wrinkles of our souls .

I invite you to embrace the elderly around you and remind them they are much closer to Heaven than they were at birth. That their journey will soon bare fruit as God rejoices with them for all time.

Let’s pray!

Father God;
We thank you for your blessings in our lives
For your inspiration and for your strength,
We thank you for your unconditional love
And for your forgiveness in our sins.

God we pray you will continue to look after us,
Our families, our friends,
And answer the prayers of those in need
Like only you can.

Father we pray you will guide our footsteps in this life
So we may rejoice with you in the next,
Earning eternal joy through Jesus Christ.

God we love you and thank you for all that surrounds us!

Praise God,
Amen!

This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre
Email: DanielStPierre@ThriveThroughChrist.com

Posted in Bible Studies.