A grandson was visiting his Grandma one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?"
While mentally polishing her halo, the Grandmother responded, "Now then, how are we alike?"
"You're both old," the grandson replied.
It’s no fun to be old and seemingly WORN OUT. Writer Max Lucado describes it this way:
“Whether from being left untended or from constant use, things will always be inclined to grow old and deplete. Knees will start to ache and catch. Tires will wear thin. Gaskets will leak. Organization will trend toward chaos. The deodorant stick will shrink smaller and smaller. Clothes will wrinkle. Dust will accumulate. It’s the nature of life. Downhill. Showing age.”
Even young athletes experience a wearing out of their bodies. Both professional and high school players find themselves with malfunctioning rotator cuffs, knee problems or simply strained and tired muscles. Becoming worn out can certainly compromise both individual and team efforts.
God’s Word to us is that He wants to pour new strength into our worn out bodies. He offers us a new perspective in place of an old one when we call ourselves His people....
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. Isaiah 40:31 NLT
And although He may not provide that "new face", He puts a smile on it when He gives us a new perspective in place of the old one ....
If anyone belongs to Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NCV
Belonging to Christ means we can turn in our old and wrinkled past for a new future. Trusting God means that our worn-out bodies can be filled with new strength.
Blessings…as you EXCHANGE THE WORN OUT FOR REBORN FROM WITHIN!
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