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''Christ in You...'' with Dale Krebbs
Originally posted on 03/19/2017

Getting Older

Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder that we need to consider realities of living, even if we are a young age. Notice how the scripture addresses aging:

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind]. What advantage does man have from all his work which he does [a]under the sun (while earthbound)? One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever."

As we begin to really notice aging in ourselves or others, another realization begins to creep in now and then:

"All things are wearisome and all words are frail. Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again."

As we age, what was once important, or enjoyable, and worth thinking about and doing, lose their appeal. It seems that they just aren't worth it. We first begin to ponder the past. The good things...and also the bad things. Then we can be overwhelmed with regrets, or a few exult in accomplishments. But most begin to feel theky should have done this, or we should not have done that. Eventually, we begin to forget.- the good and the bad, and along with that feeling, we realize that even if we have a long life, it will begin to be forgettten too.

"There is no remembrance of earlier things, nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance by generations who will come after them."
(Scriptures taken from Amplified Bible Chapter 1)

Then how should we view getting older (regardless of our age now?

The realities can be very depressing if dwelt on unless...unless we are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

If this is so, aging and not being assured that we are valued to Him more than anything Solomon said that can discourage us. If we belong to Him, we have been sealed, and regardless of how old we are when old age takes us from this life, we never die.

We are "alive" and will never really die. We simply move from one arena of life into one infinitely more enjoyable. After our resurrection, we will live in eternal joy indescribable. Perhaps an expression often quoted is nearer being correct than the cliche': "I'm not getting older...I'm just getting better"!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:21 (AMP)
Old age.

A subject all of us strive to ignore. What a depressing thought!

As everyone ages, certain events and interest become less important. A subject no one likes to think about. Even the young. Its too far away. The older, it's too close.

Others are obsorbed with the present. Usually, there is an almost undetectable shift at first, a slow translition from one to the other. Refusing to accept the reality simply makes us more more dissatisfied with both realities. I expressed the reality as a kind of personal complaint to an individual many years ago. He curtly replied, "that's the whole idea isn't it?". Of course, his comment was meant to express the desire for all of us to live as long as we can. No, it isn't our idea.

But it is God's idea. that we will try to live "as long as we can", but live for Him as long as He makes possible, with out cooperation. The Bible seems not to discuss it very much. It seems addressed rather indirectly (Ecclesiastes). Perhaps its one of those subjects that the young seldom think of, and those getting older strive to ignore as long as possible.

But how should one view our age; as we begin to see the tell-tail evidences.

First, we must face it as being designed by God. Not to depress us, but as a kind reminder tha

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