Think about how we try to cling to our misguided youth. We color our hair and wear wigs. We slop on oceans of lotion that make bogus promises. We take supplements that make claims that would not fool a child. We have surgery. We harass the doctor because he can’t take care of our aches and pains.
As Christians we should be different. The Bible paints age as an advantage. Here is one example.
(Proverbs 16:31 NAS77) A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.Although we all know it is not universal, the elderly are supposed to be closer to wisdom than the young. Our pagan culture and the Mirror Church reject this and worship at the altar of youth.
Our pagan culture also fears death. Old age points to death. If you don’t have a faith that looks at physical death as the door to eternal life then you want to deny what you are. As believers we do not fear death. Think of the words of Paul,
(1 Corinthians 15:55 KJV) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?Do you believe that? Really? Then embrace your age with joy. We are getting close to victory.
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