I have a 10x mirror I use when I put on my makeup. It is a useful tool and it is a terrible tool. It is useful because it helps me to see what I would not normally be able to see and helps me to easily put in my contacts and apply my eyeliner. It is a terrible tool because each little wrinkle appears to be about six inches long and two inches wide!
Each of us as our days go by notice the subtle signs that we are aging. We can't hear as well as we could before. We can't see as well as we could before. We can't remember as well as we could before. We can't move as well as we did before. We look in the mirror and see lines and crevices where once was smooth skin.
There is nothing we can do to stop the hands of time in our lives, time will continue on at it's appointed rate. But there is something we can do to stop how we feel about the changes which are happening to us.
No matter what happens to us in this mortal lifetime, no matter what ravages of time we see upon our bodies, if we have believed in the Lord Jesus, we should have great hope because the ticket of our journey has the destination of "Eternity - Heaven" marked on it. At the end of our days we are going to heaven! We are going to live forever with the King of the Universe in joy unspeakable, in love beyond measure and peace with passes all understanding. How great is that?! That is something to look forward to with hope and joy! "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." (1 Corinthians 2:9)
So as age creeps on let it be for us the promise of eternity ahead. Let us see each new gray hair and wrinkle as the assurance from our Loving Father that we will spend a long and joyous eternity in His presence and let us remember that there are great and glorious days ahead.
"The meek shall eat and be satisfied:
they shall praise the LORD that seek Him:
your heart shall live for ever. "