The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair. Proverbs 20:29
God has designed it so that in the body of Christ, every member, young or old, has an important part to play. The young among us have strength and energy, but the older saints possess life experience and wisdom. When I first became a Christian and started to attend church, God providentially placed a handful of older women around me. Their sincere love of God and their faithfulness to the church left a deep impression upon me. The seasoned saints in the body of Christ are gifts from God to those in covenant community. They have learned to trust in God’s providences; they testify of His great faithfulness in a way that the younger are yet learning.
The Bible tells us that one generation of Christians is expected to tell the next generation of Christians “the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord” (Ps 78:4). It is in this spirit that Heavenly Springs will begin an ongoing series called, “The Legacy Series” in which the counsel, experience, and wisdom of the older saints will be highlighted. If you are a born again believer, 65 and older, or you know someone who is, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss potential participation!
This series can be found at:
I also invite you to read Rosemary Schaumburg’s post called, “Even to Old Age and Gray Hairs”.
Old age should be the true harvest time of the years. Life should grow more and more beautiful, unto the end. It should increase in knowledge, in wisdom, in all the graces of the Spirit, in all the sweetness of love, in all that is Christlike. Aged Christian people, should be like trees in the autumn, their branches full of ripe fruit to feed the hunger of those who live about them. – J.R. Miller