Last night we talked about “What’s The Big Deal About Age?” We are working our way through 1 Samuel 3 and we were taking a look at old Eli and Young Samuel and discovered that there are some things that we need to learn wherever we are in our journey!
The Problem With Getting Old! Getting old does not have to be a bad thing. In fact getting old can be a good thing, if we will learn to age with Grace! But for a lot of people, the problem with getting old comes when you get to a point where you stop learning. Eli was loosing his physical vision and had already lost most of his spiritual vision. He was more than likely loosing his ability to hear physically and he had certainly already lost his ability to hear spiritually. There came a point in his growing older that he stopped learning. There came a point when he just stopped seeing and hearing the things of God! What a tragedy!
As we get older – we begin to lose our physical senses! As we lose our physical senses, we need to enhance and grow our spiritual senses. As the physical dies – the spiritual should grow. As the flesh grows old, the spirit should grow strong! Getting old does not have to be a bad thing. You just need to learn to make the switch from physical to spiritual. This is what we ought to spend our lives doing any way!
As we all get older and begin to lose our physical senses – let’s make sure that we are working to grow, develop and strengthen our spiritual senses, so that we can hear, see and respond to the awesome stuff of God!