Out with the Old…

Have you ever been at a job, looked around, and realized they were beginning to hire much younger people and getting rid of the somewhat older ones?

I know I said in a previous blog that I had made the decision not to grow old. Of course, I know that is impossible unless God decides to take me to Himself earlier.

Yesterday as I was picking up limbs on our farm, I saw this:

I couldn’t help but think this is what life can feel like sometimes. It may not be a great feeling all of the time. The younger surrounding and perhaps pushing out and overtaking the old. On the other hand, maybe we can see it as the young protecting the old?

Wise King Solomon knew the value of older people. In Proverbs he wrote:

20:29 – The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.

23:22 – Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Don’t we earn every single gray hair and wrinkle we have?


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