Lots of people look at age as a sign of weakness, deterioration and imminent death. Some cultures place age in a special place because of the wisdom a person has acquired in his life. In America, we tend to admire young, healthy and strong people or those with perfect teeth, faces and general good looks. We’re attracted to those with great personalities or a good sense of humor, to the achievers in the world.
Unfortunately as we get old, our value sometimes is lessened because we don’t look the same or sound the same. We become crankier. We have less patience. We wonder how the world ever got the way it did. In a way, we’ve become our grandparents. I am so glad that God doesn’t look at us any differently when we age. He only looks at our hearts and sees what Jesus has done to take away our ugliness. As we grow older, we should never stop growing in the Lord. His Word is a constant treasure of comfort, peace, knowledge and wisdom.
Thank you, Lord for looking beyond my sagging body, my impatience, my weaknesses, my sinful heart. Your vision is perfect and because of what Jesus did, I can come before you in confidence. I know that my Redeemer lives and someday I will join Him in a special place of honor in your kingdom.