Getting Older

An e-mail, sent some time back, explained some of the problems some of us may be experiencing. Are you suffering from similar issues?

Now that I am older, here’s what I’ve discovered:

  1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
  2. I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.
  3. If all is not lost, where is it?
  4. It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.
  5. If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would have put them on my knees.
  6. It’s not hard to meet expenses; they are everywhere.
  7. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you are in the bathroom.

As we get older, it seems that we take a humorously philosophical attitude toward aging. I suppose it’s a laugh or cry circumstance, which may verify the comedy formula (humor = tragedy + time). Most of us realize, however, the seriousness of the fact that our days are numbered (Psalm 90:12).

I have heard it said that life gets harder as we grow older in order to remove our love for this present life and to help us anticipate the life hereafter. Perhaps. But this much I know by faith: it WILL get better. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1-3).

JDS