ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
I wonder if, as we grow older, we sometimes lose the joy of our youth. We’ve experienced highs and lows for many years and the lows kind of overshadow the high points of life.
As years pass, we experience sorrow, heartache, disease; loss of a job, disappointment, pain, being misunderstood or misjudged, broken friendships and the list goes on. The following passage talks about what happens to us if those things take over.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
Wow, this is a pretty good description of a crabby old person. This world and all it holds is enough to crush our spirit and dry up our tired old bones, but the hope of what lies ahead for us should make us leap for joy and take at least 20 years off our disappointed, weary bodies.
As age enters into us we become more eager for heaven. This promised paradise, paid for with Christ’s precious blood is not just a promise, but a fact. When I die, I know that life will go on. I different life – with no pain, sorrow or tears – where bodies don’t age or become sick – a place where I can spend eternity with God.
In the meantime, I can face falling apart with that knowledge.