Growing Old March 15, 2016

Last month I read a beautiful story of an elderly gentleman, who had a unique attitude toward ageing. He said from his hospital bed, “It’s nice to be 82. It’s not a tragedy to grow old. You find yourself perfectly content. You just tell the Lord to do whatever He wants, and you don’t much care. You know His will is best and that you soon will be in heaven. That’s why it’s nice to be 82.” He may have been thinking of the Psalmist’s words, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” It’s as though God is saying, it’s precious to me every time I call one of my children home. No matter what our age, we can be contented if we have Christ in our lives and our happiness is dependent upon God and not on our circumstances. But to get to that place, we need to be in God’s family so He calls us saints. The only way to be in His family is through Christ. He said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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