My wife enjoys a warm hug from me. During our embraces, she often looks me in the eye and says, “Promise me we’ll grow old together?”
I nod and chuckle, “We are!”
Our passage of time can easily be followed by our Christmas photo cards, sent to family and friends since 2000. In our bedroom, there are wedding portrait photos of a young couple always watching over us. That young couple never imagined the day when we would be an older couple. We were young, no children, our careers were beginning. Now we are a family and, in a few years, empty nesters!
O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.
Psalms 71:17-18 (ESV)
I am thankful to be growing old with my help-mate and my best friend. But I am even more thankful that we are growing older, together in love, with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God for His mercy and grace to both us for changing our hearts and allowing us to come to Him.
We are growing old together, this is inevitable. Thankfully, we are growing closer to God, and that is our choice!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.