Alas, we live in a society that desperately wants to deny the reality of aging. Aging is:
Joshua 14:10-13--As you see, the Lord has kept me alive these 45 years as He promised, since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel was journeying in the wilderness. Here I am today, 85 years old. I am still as strong today as I was the day Moses sent me out. My strength for battle and for daily tasks is now as it was then. Now give me this hill country the Lord promised me on that day, because you heard then that the Anakim are there, as well as large fortified cities. Perhaps the Lord will be with me and I will drive them out as the Lord promised.” Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as an inheritance.
For those who can no longer fit all the birthday candles on the cake, may the spirit of Caleb be your mantle. May you see each day as a new blessing because you are closer to Jesus, wiser in knowledge, courageous in faith!
The mature saint is just like a little child, absolutely simple and joyful and happy. Go on living the life that God would have you live and you will grow younger instead of older. There is a marvelous rejuvenescence when you let God have His way. If you are feeling very old, then get born again and go to it.—Oswald Chambers in The Psychology of Redemption
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)