“Old” is in the news these days. One presidential candidate is considered too old by some. The other is not considered old enough.
Sixty, they say, is the new forty.
I have been playing the “old” card for years now. Every time I get on the basketball court with younger guys I complain about how slow I am with all my aches and pains. Then I school them! 😉
Hey, just check out the overall title of my blog!
Well, in one month I will reach the half-a-century mark. Wow! A fifty year-old dad with two little girls ages six and three. So what does “old” mean anymore?
Well, I happen to think “old” is cool.
Just consider how God has used “old” to get his will done. Abraham was one cool old dude.
The church needs “old”. Read Titus chapter two. The “older” among us have a specific call to model integrity and teach and equip the “younger.” “Old” is vital to the health of the church.
I have known some older folks in church who decided that they have “paid their dues” and just stopped being involved. What a shame. I have known of some younger folks who have not appreciated and dismissed the older. Again, what a shame.
Please read Titus 2. There is a spiritual synergy represented there between the older and the younger. If that circle is interrupted for any reason we could have another “after-Joshua situation” (read Judges 2:10-11 to see what I am talking about).
So please don’t denigrate or under-estimate “old”. God never has. “Old” has it going on!