Covering topics on religion, philosophy and life, this blog attempts to make biblical truths simple for the average believer. As porridge is soft to aid digestion, so the blog contents are easily understood.
However, there is also meaty stuff for those who aspire to go deeper. The relevance of the Bible in our daily life (areas such as finances, sex, marriage, health and emotional healing) is also dealt with.
and slowing down with age shouldn’t hinder us from living a productive life
which glorifies God. Like wine we mellow with age.
Ageing is inevitable. No one can stop the relentless march
The Bible associates ageing with the ebbing away of various
faculties resulting in a general slowing down, frailty, insomnia and a
diminished zest for life. Life’s pleasures seem to be less enjoyable,
contributed in part by the loss of teeth (Ecclesiastes 12:1-7).
However, what is more important is our perspective on ageing
and how committed we are to God’s calling. If our minds and physical bodies
slow down, should our faith slow down as well?
Our twilight years may be our best years yet. Like wine we
mellow with age.
Our grey-haired years can be the golden period. By lifestyle
modification, good personal healthcare and a positive mental attitude, we can
delay the inevitable effects of ageing and still remain active, upbeat and
Bob Buford, author of "Half Time", believes that in the second
half of our life, we should be moving from success to significance. Armed with
wisdom, experience, skill and training acquired through the years, retirees can
contribute much to the home, church and community. Many would have attained
financial stability and thus have the financial resources to help others. All
these factors plus God’s empowerment enable seniors to lead fulfilling lives
with eternal significance.
Our physical bodies may lose their glow but our lives remain
radiant as we seek to live out His will till the end.
“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day” (Proverbs 4:18).