God has designed it so that in the body of Christ, every member, young or old, has an important part to play. Proverbs 20:29 says, “The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.” In other words, 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.
Our very first entry in the series will run on Saturday, July 14th. You will read the testimony of a precious sister who learned to trust the sovereignty of God in the midst of hard trials. It will strengthen anyone trying to cope, by God’s grace, with the unthinkable. 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!
Lastly, my friend Diane providentially posted a beautiful article on maturing in the grace of God a couple of days ago. I encourage you to read “Growing Old Gracefully” as it very much complements the heart of this new series.
Please join us on Saturday to read the first post of “The Legacy Series”!