The Perspective of Age

Growing older: pros & cons

I have been a senior three times in my life: in high school, in college, and now as one in the senior age group.

Like most who’ve been around awhile, I’m finding that growing older has its challenges. The body doesn’t cooperate like it used to (Ecclesiastes 12).

But then aging does have its advantages—in addition to the grandkids, retirement, and senior discounts, nice as those are.

Among our assets are happy memories, things we’ve learned along the way, and the satisfaction of accomplishments we could never have achieved without God’s help.

What experience teaches

We can know from personal experience that God really does keep His promises. “I have been young and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his descendants begging bread” (Psalm 37:25).

It isn’t just a matter of aging gracefully, but of aging gratefully in the grace of God.


Scripture quotations taken from the NASB:

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