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  • Writer's pictureBy Pastor Andy Plank

Never Grow Old

June 4, 2023

As I sit here typing this, I find myself dealing with a pinched nerve is my neck that is causing quite a bit of pain in my shoulder and arm. This is about the third time in the past year I have dealt with this, and if I could figure out what triggers it, I would avoid pulling that trigger at all costs, because this pinched nerve really hurts! However, even if my shoulder and arm weren’t hurting, I would still be dealing with shortness of breath due to my right coronary artery being one hundred percent blocked and if these ailments weren’t enough, if I sit in one position too long, my hip and knee lock up to the point that when I try to stand up, I find myself limping and hopping around like a one-legged man on a pogo stick while I wait for circulation to start flowing again! I have come to realize, whether I like it or not, I am getting older. I used to try and fight the aging process. I dyed my hair and tried to look and dress like a young man until I realized I looked like one of those old men trying to make themselves look younger that I used to make fun of when I actually was young. So, I decided to let nature take its course and let my body age naturally. Have you ever paid attention to how many commercials and advertisements are geared toward helping you stay and look young? People have been searching for the fountain of youth for a very long time. The truth is, there is no fountain of youth and we aren’t getting any younger no matter how many pills we swallow, how often we paint our hair, how many miles we run, or how many weights we lift. Our bodies just aren’t made to live forever, at least they aren’t this side of eternity. One of the blessings of growing older as a Christ follower is the realization that the older we get the closer we are to going home. When we finally get home, we will live forever, and we will never grow old. Until then, as we grow older, let’s keep living for Jesus. Speaking of growing older, has anyone seen my Geritol?

Be blessed and be a blessing . . . Bro. Andy

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