Recently, I have been thinking about age, which seems to be so important in many people’s lives. An author of a Spiritual article wrote that she wondered if God had been young during Moses’ life, then older when Jesus was on earth and now, very old. Finding that humorous I begin to ponder that idea. If we are made in the image and likeness of God and reflect Him and He doesn’t age, do we really age? Then I was lead to Psalm 90:4 which reads “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it passes by, or as a watch in the night.” Could dwelling on our age or death possibly keep us from living fully? Haven’t you met young “80-year olds” and old “30-year olds”? Today, I will focus more on living today to the fullest!
This morning while at my desk, I began pondering “age” and thought about how we are bombarded with “age-related” issues, diseases and appearances. One cannot turn on television, open a magazine or newspaper, or attend a movie without seeing how the world views “age”. By living like that (or existing) one becomes self-absorbed with appearances and aches and pains from his or her body.
My prayer each day is to rise above the human thought of all the advertisements of happiness if one looks a certain way or uses a certain product. Focus on God, not the human body!
Another verse from a hymn comes to mind.
“Know, O child, thy full salvation;
Rise o’er sin and fear and care;
Joy to find, in every station,
Something still to do, or bear.”