How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! PSALM 139:17 NKJV

Aging is a universal condition. But the way we try to hide it, you would think it was a plague!

There are girdles which compact the middle-age spread for both sexes. There are hair transplants, wigs, toupees, and hair pieces. Dentures bring youth to the mouth, wrinkle cream brings youth to the face, and color in a bottle brings youth to the hair.

All to hide what everyone already knows— we’re getting older. . . .

Just when the truth about life sinks in, God’s truth starts to surface. He takes us by the hand and dares us not to sweep the facts under the rug but to confront them with him at our side.

Aging? A necessary process to pass on to a better world.

Death? Merely a brief passage, a tunnel.

Self? Designed and created for a purpose, purchased by God himself.

There, was that so bad?

God Came Near — Lucado, Max. 2006. Grace for the Moment Volume Ii, Ebook: More Inspirational Thoughts for Each Day of the Year. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.