When I became a granny, I stopped colouring my hair. I reckoned it was appropriate for grannies to have grey hair. I am quite used to my older image now.
The Bible says, “Grey hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.” (Prov 16:31 NIV)
In this world where the elderly are often overlooked or treated with disdain, it is good to know that God is no respecter of age. He has a plan for each of us in every stage of life – from the boy, Samuel to the old man, Moses.
Certainly the Lord’s immediate plans for us change as we grow older, but His overall plan remains constant:- that we may be conformed to the image of Christ. We can do no better than to seek all our lives to glorify God and enjoy Him forever (Westminster Shorter Catechism)
Lord Jesus Christ, every day as I seek to see You more clearly, love You more dearly and follow You more nearly, may I gently be transformed into Your image by the work of Your Spirit in my life. Amen.
“May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.” (Psalm 20:5)
Last Saturday our national rugby team, the Springboks, made it to the finals in the rugby world cup 2019. The following day, I was sent a whats app video of the Ndlovo choir and others celebrating. https://youtu.be/bluI1i4ckTc
There was dancing and confetti and South African flags. Tomorrow we will be playing in the finals. In the unlikely event that we win, you can bet there will be Springbok flags waving, jumping, hugging and riotous celebration.
On the cross Jesus won the victory over death and sin. The kingdom of heaven is like a victory celebration after your team wins the rugby (or any other) world cup!