AGING COMES whether I notice it or not. It doesn’t stop to ask for permission. It cannot be turned off like a faucet. Like the waves, it comes continuously and steadily, just as God designed it. Why, then, do I try to stop aging as though it’s a disease from which I need a cure? The rhythm of aging is like the ebb and flow of the sea. In aging, as in life, I’ve experienced undeniable loss and unimaginable blessing; I have felt sorrow and immense joy. The beach calls me to a life of promise. Just as the tide of aging persists, so does the faithfulness of my steadfast God.
Beach Calling: A Devotional Journal for the Middle Years and Beyond
From page 64 of Beach Calling by Missy Buchanan. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
What are some of the aspects of aging that bring you joy? Share your thoughts.
Even to your old age and gray hairs…I am he who will sustain you.
—Isaiah 46:4, NIV
Prayer for the Week
Like the waves of the ocean rolling onto the sand, may God’s glorious grace rush in to my heart and soul again and again. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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