Thursday, January 29, 2015

Getting Old is Dangerous!

Mistakes come with age and they keep adding up as the years. For example: almost missed the train this morning; went down a one way street the wrong way; didn't see a sign and made a left turn in a no turn lane; added wrong on my tax forms (will probable go to prison for 20 years! It use to be that you don't mess with Texas, now it taxes!), preached over an hour on Sunday (glad it wasn't a football Sunday or there would have been no one to speak to the last 30 minutes), parked in a handicap space just thinking I was handicapped or missing something, and on and on.

Someone in the Philippines was walking me to the door and said, "You know Mr. Nichols, you need to be careful as you are old!" Dad Jespersen use to say, "It's hard getting old; but the best is still ahead!" So if you are old, cheer up, it's not as bad as it's going to be; and if you are young then be patient and kind and helpful to the old folk!

Another thought: God is sovereign; each of us is the exact age we are supposed to be! A great verse of promise and encouragement for the elderly and the young, "Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him." (Proverbs 29:5)

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