The aging process. It is inevitable. My mother lived to 94. I am approaching the age at which my father died (70). My previous wife died at 67. So, I am well acquainted with this time, this stage, of life. Can we age in place? Do we need assisted living or a more skilled environment in which to live? When do we give up driving privileges? Or, when do we start learning a new skill? Try something new? After all, many of us are retired and not tied down by work or family obligations. Some of us have chronic health problems that need to be managed. Some of us are acting as caregivers for others; many times, that is a joy, other times only a burden to be borne.
No matter your age, God continues to work in and through you: “ And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). Your work on earth is not completed until the day of your departure. “Young people take pride in their strength, but the gray hairs of wisdom are even more beautiful” (Proverbs 20:29).