Remember back to the time of youth. A person in their twenties often looked at another individual in their forties and regarded that person as old. As each of us ages we suddenly learn that things aren’t always just black and white. The older one gets the more they will see the situation in a different perspective. In maturing, we realize that aging is a natural process and is something shared by all.
Ecclesiastes 12: 1-4(KJV) “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;
In Ecclesiastes chapter twelve the scriptures speak of growing old. They tell us of trembling hands and legs. The verse talks of a person’s teeth, referred to as grinders. It reminds us of our diminishing eyesight. Those words show the steps the aging process puts each of us through at one time or another. In the end God’s word tells us that we all become dust and that our spirit will return to God-our creator.
Regardless of where a person is in life they mature by the certainty of growing. No one who lives a long life will escape the inevitable, but each of us can be assured of the outcome Just as Amos prepared to meet God, we should also strive to make our final trip Heaven.
Amos 5:8 “[Seek him] that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD [is] his name:”
Each day is another day older and a new chance to secure a place in Heaven. Jesus our savior is the way maker. He alone holds the key. If that assurance isn’t yours, then spend some time seeking God. Repent for any wrong-doing. A life submitted to God is one that gains admittance to a future of everlasting life.
1 John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God.”