There are great lessons we can learn from elderly men and women. Someone has rightly said, a church without elderly people has no history. A church without young people has no future. I’m glad we have an abundance of both in this church. Let’s look at the elderly:
- They’ve made the journey of faith; the walk of the godly before.
- They’ve been through all that life threw at them, and made it.
- If they can survive the long-haul, I can survive the long-haul, and you can survive the long-haul. You can make it. You will make it.
- God, through their stories, has proved that He remains the same through the ages. He met them at their need; and He will do the same for us. See Hebrews 13:8; Malachi 3:6.
The impact of one’s journey through life is many times determined by what is said or remembered after they ran the race, completed the course, and kept the faith.
Pause for a moment and ponder how you would like to be remembered after the end of your life. It has been said, “When you were born, everyone around you was smiling and you were crying. Live life so that when you die, you are smiling, and everyone around you is crying.”