Yesterday, 4/17/16, was my birthday. But this one was kind of special, I turned 60. Now for some people that may not seem like much, especially those that are in their 70’s and 80’s, but for me, it was a milestone. I’ve always thought of 60 as being old, but now that I’m here, it doesn’t seem so bad. But yesterday, I kept hearing that 60 is the new 40 or that 60 is only a number. Well, they were right 60 is only a number. A BIG NUMBER! and A LONG TIME!
A one point, I was looking back over the years and it really has been a long time. A lot has happened to me. A lot of changes, both good and bad. But I can’t complain, God has been good to me.
I have often thought of what kind of man I wanted to be when I got old. I remember a kind old man that lived beside us when I was very little. He was very kind and fun for the children in the neighborhood to be around. He always had a smile and a kind word. When I got older and thought about him, he was the one I wanted to be like when I got old. He loved the LORD and He loved the kids in the neighborhood and from what I could see as a young child, he loved people.
Well, I’m almost there. 60 is old, but not as old as I used to think it would be. I don’t feel old until I look in the mirror and see all the wrinkles and grey hair. I looked in the mirror a few weeks ago and for the first time, I didn’t see any brown hair. I’m sure it has been that way for a long time, but I didn’t see it until then.
I’m excited to see what God is going to do with me in my senior years. One thing is sure, if I can still move and if I can still think and speak, I won’t be sitting in the pew letting the young people have all the blessings of serving the LORD.
Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Psalm 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
Psalm 148:12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: 13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
I might be old, but I ain’t dead. I will keep serving Him as long as I have the ability to do so.