The Blessings That Come With Age
Aging gets a bad rap in our society. We joke a lot about the negative aspects of aging…hearing loss, hair growth, wrinkles, etc., but I believe there actually are some wonderful things about aging. In fact, I’ve had older adults tell me that this season of their life is the best. Scripture also suggests that the later years can be a positive time of life.
“Gray hair is a crown of splendor, it is attained by a righteous life.” Proverbs 16:31
In talking about King David, the Bible says, “He died at a good old age, having enjoyed a long life…” I Chronicles 29:28
Too many people face aging with fear and dread, whereas the Bible reminds us to focus our thoughts on things that are noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. (Philippians 4:8)
I’m working on a message I’ll be presenting at a church conference later this week. I plan to talk about some of the blessings that come with getting older and I want to hear from you. What are all the GOOD things about aging? What are the things that are lovely, right and praiseworthy?
What do you LOVE about being 50, 60, 70, 80 or even 90? If you don’t fall within one of those ages, what are you looking forward to in regards to the second-half of life?