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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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July 9, 2012 - Aging With Grace

By Greg Ebie

Perhaps you have heard the saying, “Some people grow old gracefully, and others just grow old.” We all get older, and I for one want to; after all, have you thought about the alternative to getting old? I don’t want to die yet; there is still too much life ahead of me.

I know some people who have just grown old, but I know more who have grown old gracefully. As the years continue to go by, I want each year to be filled with God’s grace, so that when it is my turn to be in the twilight days of life, I will be so full of grace that it spills out on everyone around me!

You got me when I was an unformed youth,

God, and taught me everything I know.

Now I'm telling the world your wonders;

I'll keep at it until I'm old and gray.

God, don't walk off and leave me

until I get out the news

Of your strong right arm to this world,

news of your power to the world yet to come,

Your famous and righteous

ways, O God.

God, you've done it all!

Who is quite like you?

(Psalm 71:17-19, The Message)

I found out how my body is aging while trying to play softball. I’m not 18 anymore. I hurt in places I didn’t know I had! While age may have its effect upon our bodies and keep us from being as active as we once were, a person is never too old to serve God! We are never too old to pray, never too old to share with others how God has been faithful, never to old to smile and offer hope to the hurting. As the sands of time pass through the hourglass of our lives, may we always make God’s faithfulness known to others.

I can’t wait to get to heaven and see Jesus, but I don’t want to get there one day ahead of time. God has planned the days of my life, and I want to live them to the fullest for Him. Lord, may Your grace fill my life and overflow every day to those I can touch for You.

— D. Greg Ebie is senior pastor of Praise Assembly of God in Garrettsville, Ohio, and an author of Daily Bread devotionals.

 

 

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