I have to admit it! There are some days when I just feel plain ole OLD! You know what I mean. Those days when my neck and back and other joints ache and hurt because of all the damp, cooler weather. Those days when my vision seems dimmer and blurrier. Days when my energy seems to be missing.
I am not complaining. Just stating the facts. There are just some days when I feel my age more than other days. And usually that just makes me feel more thankful than ever for those days when I do have more pep and energy.
Contrary to what a lot of people would like to think, our bodies were not make to last forever. (That is, since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden.) We have a limited time frame for this earthly flesh we call home. "For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust." Psalm 103: 14
Our lifespan compared to God's eternity is just like grass that comes up and then dies in the hot summer sunshine. Or a wildflower that comes up beside the road and blooms for a week or two.
"As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the fields, so he flourisheth." Psalm 103: 15
My Daddy was 96 years old when he passed away. Just a few months before he died we were talking about "old times'. He made the comment that it only seemed like a few short years since he was a teenager and getting married. Time passes so quickly. Then we are gone. "For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more." Psalm 103: 16
Seems sort of like doom and gloom huh? Oh NO! I think God only gave us these examples of how short life is so that we would not waste all our time just dawdling around thinking we had tons of time left to get something done for the Lord! He wants us to remember that the only time we really have is NOW! Now is the time to work. Now is the time to share. Now is the time to worship.
"But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;" Psalm 103: 17
"Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name." Psalm 103: 1
Let's "make hay while the sun (SON) shines!"