Aging Body

by admin ~ August 19th, 2012. Filed under: Brandenburg.

The average age of our church membership is getting older and as it does, the body breaks down. As most churches we have seen the death through sickness or disease of various ones. When this occurs, we are reminded of several scriptural lessons. First, we’re only here for a short period of time. Life is transient and obviously shorter for some than others. We don’t have forever to accomplish what God wants us to do. Second, as our body breaks down, we can still accomplish work spiritually. 2 Corinthians 5 and 6 talks about this. As our outward vessel breaks apart, the inward man can manifest itself through that. We may not move as fast as we once did, but we can still talk, as in preach, pray, admonish, encourage, all of which do not require a lot of physical strength. Third, there is a lesson to young people to use your youth and vitality while you have it. Don’t fritter away the best years of your life straddling the fence, mainly having fun for yourself, acting as if you have forever on this earth. Fourth, the older group is going to pass off the scene—will you be someone who has what it takes to replace them? You’ll show this by your own faithfulness, labor, and wisdom. Even if you might have many years to go, these years also count for you. Be thankful for the good health and strength that you possess, and give it to God, to multiply as He can.

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