Biblical Aspects About Aging
“So, we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day.”- 2 Corinthians 4:16
No one wants to get old, or feel or look like it, especially when society considers aging a negative thing. The world tells us getting old is bad because we get wrinkles, gray hair, and have more health problems that cause us to feel weak and frail. When that happens, we feel helpless and do not want to count on others for help. But we should want to count more on God to sustain us when we are frail from aging (Ruth 4:15).
God views aging in a totally different way. In His word, He views aging as a way we can gain wisdom during our lifetime. Having more wisdom due to our life experiences can help others during their time of need (Job 32:7). God uses our life experiences to prepare us for our heavenly home.
God can do miracles even when we are older. Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age of one hundred (Genesis 21:1-2). The world or we may laugh at the impossible idea of having a baby at an old age but with God “all things are possible (Matthew 19:26, Genesis 21:6-7). If God gave Abraham and Sarah a son at an old age, then what can God do in our life when we are older?
Prayer of the day:
Dear heavenly Father,
Thank you for allowing us to see how You view aging. It is very encouraging to know that as we age, it is not as bad as the world thinks. We can develop more wisdom during our lifetime to help others. Getting older is not easy because society focuses more on outward appearance than inside of the heart and soul of someone. But You showed us that You can do anything even when we are old. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!