“…even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it and I will carry you; and I will bear you and I will deliver you.” – Isaiah 46:4
Old age is definitely not for the weak. In Ecclesiastes, King Solomon would agree. He wrote of how the things we take for granted when we’re young cause us to lose delight in living when we’re old.
Our eyesight grows dim, we start with reading glasses and then move to bifocals. Our hearing grows weak. We’re constantly saying “Huh?” We have time to sleep late, but we wake up early. Our hands start to tremble and our knees hurt.
The truth is, getting older can be a challenge, and without God it can be meaningless. But with God, there is wisdom, strength, joy, and the hope that when the body finally gives out, there is life, ”real life,” in heaven with Him. It’s something to remember when you’re young AND when you’re old.