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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Getting older- can it be done with grace
 “It is not grey hair that makes one respectable but character.” ~ Rana Junaid Mustafa Gohar

Time moves onwards. It is said the young want to be old, and the old, young.

The young fear death, and the old that are in pain see death as a welcome release.

We all pass through ages in our lives, even the greatest of us. Take a look at the bible accounts of Moses.

BIRTH
Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.-Exodus 2

YOUNG MAN’S AGGRESSION
11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.-Exodus 11

MIDLIFE CRISIS
Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.-Exodus 7

NEEDING SUPPORT
12 When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.-Exodus 17

FAMILY COMMITMENTS
Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, together with Moses’ sons and wife, came to him in the wilderness, where he was camped near the mountain of God. Jethro had sent word to him, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons.”-Exodus 18

COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DISTRIBUTING THE LOAD
Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. 18 You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone.-Exodus 18

LAYING DOWN THE LAW
These are the laws you are to set before them –Exodus 21

MOSES DIES
And Moses the servant of the Lord died there in Moab, as the Lord had said. He buried him[a] in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is. Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.-Deut 34

Moses had a complex life.
 
God does that to those he loves!

 It is silly to think that God gives everyone who accepts him an easy life!
 
We don’t start to do things God’s way and the "suddenly" everything is simple and without strain.

Yet the strain we experience is different! We are led by God and know that we are doing the right things.

A peace and comfort lives inside us! We know God is with us!

This makes it all worthwhile and gives us purpose. As Rick Warren points out we live a purpose filled life.

There is a hard way to get old, and an easier way. The hard way is knowing that not much of what we did in our life counted. The easier way is knowing much of what we did in our life did count.

To get older with style, all we need to do is trust God, and do as he leads us.

This is true whether we are 15 years old, 50 years old or 150 years old.

The wisdom of the old is less useful than many imagine. We gain wisdom for a while, but then as our body and mind fails, we find that the respect towards us diminishes. Yet ,if we have loved the love remains.

Let’s be lovers! That’s what God want’s us to be anyhow. It is the only thing that time cannot steal!
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