We do celebrate getting old. Marking birth days by rejoicing in those becoming more mature, wiser, having shared another year of friendship and adventure.
We may think as we get older we get more sedate, predictable, nicer, better. You know what I mean?
Well, that isn’t true of the kids’ grandparents. There was almost a second childhood their grandchildren evoked, and the kids loved it.
And look around the church family. Boy, have we got some terrific examples of growing old fantastically. Is it because of the presence of younger people to minister to, coach and be examples to? I think that’s part of it.
We are a church family by design. Let’s continue to grow in a way that makes people wonder!