A young man was brought into court for making fraudulent claims. He had been arrested for selling “fountain of youth” pills, alleging they could keep anyone young forever. The judge asked the arresting officer, “Has he had prior arrests?”
“Yes, your honor,” he replied. “He was arrested for the same offense in 1979, 1956, 1931, 1918, 1874, 1849....”
Many people would like to turn back the clock and look younger, so they’ll buy skin care products and have cosmetic surgeries. Someone told me that scientists have developed a formula to make people to look young again. They just have to iron out few wrinkles before it’s put on the market.
Time crawls when you’re young, but time goes faster as you grow older. Comedian Mark Lowry explains: “When you’re a child, you think of age in fractions. You are 5½ years old, going on 6. No one says, ‘I’m 36½ going on 37.’ Time speeds up after 21. You turn 40. You reach 50. You make it to 60. Now you’re going so fast that you hit 70.”
Do you wish you were younger? The best days of your life are right now, and God can still bless you at your current age. If you’re 15 years old, it’s God’s will for you to be 15, not 21. If you’re 65, it’s God’s will for you to be 65, not 25.
David said, “I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or his children begging for bread” (Psalm 37:25 HCSB). He reflected on his life and declared that no matter what your age, God is faithful to guide you and provide for you. David also said, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life” (Psalm 23:6). If goodness and mercy are following you for your whole life, it means everything will turn out fine.
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