THE AGING PROCESS
There is a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to harvest. Ecclesiastes 3:2 NIV
When we were born we were totally dependent on others to care for our needs and to provide all that we required. Our mothers nursed us at their breasts. Parents (or care givers) changed our dirty diapers and fed us mashed up vegetables and meat.
As we grew older, we slowly took over the job of caring for ourselves. As adults, we took over the joy of caring for the needs of our families and those unable to provide for them selves. Some of us worked at jobs that gave us money to purchase whatever we needed. Some worked at home caring for and nourishing their families.
Although we often claim ourselves to be “independent”, we are actually still dependent. We are dependent upon our families, employers, farmers who raise our food, truckers who bring the food to our grocer, and the list of earthly dependencies goes on and on. Most importantly, we are dependent upon our Heavenly Father, the One who created all that exists. It is God who breathed life into us. It was God who caused crops to grow and provided rain at just the right time.
As “old age” overtakes us we realize how dependent we really are. Eventually others may lead us by the hand, feed us, and clean up after we have soiled our selves. When we leave this earthly abode, others will carry our bodies to our graves and cover us with mother earth. Best of all, our Heavenly Father will lead us by His hand to our home with Him in heaven.
Father, please be with us throughout our aging process. Amen