Is it a mystery that we all are growing old? Some have already arrived, some are mid-way and many have yet to experience the aches and pains of an aging body. I would categorize myself at the “mid-way” mark.
I don’t think I’m old, my mind still works pretty well, but the body, not as much. Growing old is the bane of existence for many of us, it leaves us befuddled in what to think. “We” hate it but must tolerate it because, really, what can you do about it?
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31
What’s wrong with gray hair after all?
The Bible views life from a different persepctive. Growing old, rather than being something we hate or fear, is valued and we gain it through a righteous life. Matthew Henry points out “Old people especially should be found in the way of religion and godliness.”
That’s interesting because I’ve known some angry old people that knew nothing of godliness, so we know this won’t always be true.
For those of us that seek godliness, let us not despise the passing of our youth, but rather embrace what God has for us in our future. I expect it will be worth it.
I can assure you, I will never wear white New Balance sneakers, but I look forward to old age for many reasons. Not all, but many.
And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations. And Job died, an old man, and full of days. Job 42:16-17