Birthdays are a blessing! Another year of life God has blessed you
with. Seems like there are birthdays people classify as "the big one".
Let's see would that be the 30th birthday? Turning 40? Surely it must
be the half century mark? No it is that stepping stone of 60? Of course
the big one has got to be 70? You see the point.
Humans put these milestones out there and card companies take advantage of getting
older. Friend, getting older is nothing to be ashamed of. For whatever
reason some people will not tell people their age. Maybe ashamed of
it. Not really sure. Something from a person's past which maybe made
them fear and dread being another year older. What is the alternative?
Dying right? A good thing for believers as then you are transported instantly to your heavenly home with Jesus!
We do all we can to stay young. I even do. But there is a time to be proud of how many years you have under your belt and not hide it. What is going to happen anyway if people find out your true age? It will not matter. Your friends will still like you.
2 Corinthians 4:16(ESV) says 'Though we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away our inner self is being renewed day by day.'
Proverbs 20:29(ESV) says 'The glory of young men is their strength but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.' I admire people who have gone gray and do not hide it. I have a few friends like this and they look absolutely beautiful and/or handsome.
Titus 2:2-4(NIV) says 'Teach the older men to be temperate,worthy of respect, self controlled, sound in faith, in love and in endurance. Likewise teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to slanderers or addicted to too much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children.' See ladies we have a job to do!
Psalm 92:12-14(ESV) says 'The righteous flourish like a palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord. They flourish in the courts of our God.They still bear fruit in old age. They are ever full of sap and green.'
Today is another day God haas given you to work for Him before it is your time to enter His kingdom. Do not fear getting another year older. Be happy and content as you have much to contribute to those around you. I challenge you if you have not told someone your age due to whatever reason, let someone know and give God the glory.
PRAYER: Lord God I thank you for each year of life you have blessed me with. I thank you for people of all ages that are in my life. Both young and old h ave things to contribute. W need not fear getting older but rejoice. In Jesus' name. Amen.