Friday, October 14, 2011

GROWING OLD




I remember being young. I remember playing marbles in our yard. I remember eagerly waiting for Santa Claus at Christmas. I remember going to Church and my Sunday School Teacher. I remember my mother telling me everything would be ok when I had a skinned knee. I remember going to school. I remember my first grade school teacher. I remember High School. I remember my four years in the Air Force. I remember getting married. Then I woke up one morning and I was 30 years old. It seems like I was 50 in the blink of an eye. Now I am almost 70. I’m feeling ok. I walk 3 miles every day but Sunday. I’m happy that my wife and I have celebrated 45 years of marriage. We are in pretty good health.
I have a friend who is suffering from dementia. I know someone else who does not know members of their own family. It seems that when you get old – it’s over. I read about a man who told his Pastor that he was worried he might forget God and God might forget him. His Pastor told him not to worry. God will never forget you. Isaih 46:4 says – “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” So you see, we have nothing to worry about because He will be there. You will never lose the love of God.
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19 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

It's sort of sad that the guy's understanding wasn't a bit better. God NEVER forgets us!

Gerry said...

Good post JT. You're right, time sure goes fast once you're an adult. I'm 54 and both my parents are now gone. I'm glad I have my kids at home or I think It would be harder. I'm glad that God won't forget us either, no matter how old we get.

lioneagle said...

Hi JT -

Thank you. I enjoyed reading this message.

Also I read where you commented on Carole's blog that you keep your Bible near you in bed and read it in the morning and before you go to sleep at night. That blessed my soul indeed.

Stephen Phillip Porter said...

I wonder how time will move on the other side of eternity. Will we say things like "it seems like only a thousand years ago I was one and a half billion, now I'm a trillion years old."

70 seems pretty young in those terms.

God bless!

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JT said...

Thanks for your comment Gorges.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Gerry.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment lioneagle.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Stephen.

DonaldH said...

Not as old but still a good post. Love the text at the end.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Donald.

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Ken said...

Hi JT,
So very true, God will never forget His children even if our mind goes and we forget Him. If our names are in His book of life we have eternal life.
Blessings,
Ken

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Ken.

Never Forsaken said...

Such a comfort knowing that God will always sustain us~
~God Bless You~

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Never Forsaken.

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Pam said...

Thanks for this encouraging post, JT. What an wonderful verse to share with those who are struggling with dementia of one form or another.
Blessings!
Pam