“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, that we may apply wisdom to our hearts.” -Psalm 90:12 (NLT)
How many went to look for that old favorite bathing suit or shorts only to find disappointment. It doesn’t fit anymore, but we tried it on anyway and maybe you even dared to wear it! If you’re 50, 60, 70’s, why try to look 20 or 30 years old?
Part of life is about getting old and with age comes real beauty and wisdom. I’m on the tail end of the "boomer generation" and have despised it for years but have learned to accept it because this is where God planted me in my generation. The selfish, ruggedly individualistic, the drug culture, and even the rebel generation, the me generation, etc. still screams for attention; only now it is politics. (I don't speak for everyone but the majority). I am grateful for those who have fought for our freedom and the troops currently in the trenches.
Offering our younger generation a future and hope by mentoring with integrity is very important. Yes, even more important than the ‘economy.’ I would rather look in the mirror knowing I did the right thing than boast about all the material things I possess. I am always reminded that you can’t pull a U-Haul behind a hearse! So why not teach somebody how to fish rather than give them a fish for the day? Let’s just be ourselves and accept who we are whether we can fit into that old bathing suit or not.
Enjoy your day, My Friend!
Pastor Andy Provitola