Old age comes with a lot of indignities. They run the gamut from the first time you are given the “Senior Discount” without asking for it, to the day the Doctor says you are at the age where you need to have a colonoscopy!
The latest indignity that my wife and I are dealing with are the “Blotches.” I’m sure you have seen them, red areas, in our case on our arms, where we bumped ourselves and, because our skin is so thin, you can see where the blood has risen to the surface. Blotches are almost bruises, but not quite. Now, in most instances the “bump” is so minor that it didn’t even register with us, but we know it happened ‘cause we have proof – – the Blotches!
Now, I have never dreaded growing old, for I know what the alternative is! In fact, I have been able to embrace “Old Age” for a number of reasons:
- I have children and grandchildren who allow me to be an integral part of their lives and make me feel needed.
- God has Blessed us financially so that our life style has, if anything, improved since we retired.
- I am actively involved in my church, One Church Scottsdale, where I conduct a weekly Bible Study as part of their Sunday University Program.
- God recently had my wife and I launch an online Christian Magazine, GOD’S GOOD NEWS GAZETTE where we allow fellow Christian brothers and sisters to share the power of God in their lives today.
- My Writing Career has been revitalized with inspiration for new books, including but not limited to, 152 Unique and Little Known Verses; 102 Things for a Grandfather to Share with His Grandchildren; When it Comes to Science, the Bible was Millennia Ahead; Lies that Bombard Us That we Don’t Even Know are Lies and a novel, The Jonah Weekend, where my protagonist spends seventy-two hours in a facsimile of the belly of a great fish!!!
God’s Good News is that His perception of what our “Golden Years” should be is something to look forward to:
- Ruth 4:15 He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age.
- Isaiah 46:4 And I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you.
- Job 12:12 Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.
- Proverbs 20:29 The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.
- Psalm 71:18-19 Now that I am old and my hair is gray, don’t leave me, God. I must tell the next generation about your power and greatness.
- Exodus 7:6-9 So Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded them. Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron was eighty-three when they made their demands to Pharaoh.
So, you don’t need to dread getting old, even if you do get Blotches!