I turn 46 this week. Forty-six! It’s a number that I haven’t given much thought. I mean, you think about turning the BIG numbers like 40 and 50. But 46 is just one of those middle numbers as the decades march by. Except when you are staring it eye to eye, and then 46 seems a little closer to 50 than 45 does. Even so, I’ve never been one of those women too embarrassed to tell her age. By God’s grace, I am a year older, and I am thankful for it!
Age is nothing to be ashamed of, in fact the bible is full of promises of long life for those who walk in God’s ways. Not just long life, but God promises fruitful, abundant life. So if life is God’s gift, why not thank Him and tell of His goodness from the rooftops.
“The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. – Psalm 92:12-15