Age is Just a Number

He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

(Psalm 103:5 NLT)

“Are you sure you want to get her that?” asked the sales associate again. “We offer other things that you can get her.” “Yes, it’s what she wants,” I reassured her once again. For her 40th birthday, a family member had asked for a 40-year pendant charm. The sales associate was shocked that someone would ask for something that would remind them of their age, but then heard something even more shocking, “She’s not worried about her age.”

Age is just a number, people say to comfort those who are aging. But over the years, I’ve come to see that those who walk with God, are truly living up to that saying. Age isn’t a concern for them. They’re the ones who can confidently say, “He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!” They may or may not look like their age (and most of the time they don’t), but they sure don’t feel like it.

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”

Betty Friedan

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: