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Some Reflections on Getting Older

I just celebrated another birthday. I’m not sure when you are considered officially old but for those of us who came of age in the 60’s we thought thirty might be it. Today it may be when you can receive those senior discounts. Which by the way are not really discounts, most of the time they just give you a smaller size and charge you less than the regular. There had never been a generation before in America who so exalted and gloried in their youthfulness then the 60’s generation. Well, here we are, the baby boomers ready to enter in through the old- gate and some of us have already taken up residence. Reality sets in with more aches, pains, and body realignments. For those who have come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we have the assurance of eternal life with a new body and  none of the infirmities that cause us to groan on this side of glory. A birthday is another one of those appropriate times to reflect on our hope, where the Lord has brought us from, and where we are bound. God has been so good to me my whole life . As the song goes…“I’ve seen and experienced a lot of things in my life and times.” God has brought many kinds of people into my path. But, I’m most thankful that He brought me out of my darkness and into the light of His glorious Kingdom. He does the same for any sinner who by faith believes what He accomplished when He went to the cross, shed His precious blood, and rose from the dead. And coming again! Here’s to getting older and closer to going home.

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