Read: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Aging is an inevitable phenomenon. Unfortunately, society tells us to fear advancing age and to disguise its reality as much as possible. Millions of dollars are spent on beauty products and other anti-aging cosmetics so as to delay the visible signs of aging. But aging can actually be a wonderful thing. Disciples of Jesus have the capacity to get significantly better with age. Paul said in 2 Cor. 4:16, “Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”
Just as there are physical signs that reveal we are getting older, there are signs that show we are getting better. Rather than becoming more bad-tempered, intolerant, and unloving, the maturing disciple of Jesus grows better at forgiving, loving, and caring. Growing older is a continuation of the journey to become more like Jesus, which means that as time goes on our heart and attitudes should increasingly reflect the fascinating character and winsome ways of our Saviour. Prov. 16:31 says, “The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.”
As we grow older, let us embrace the opportunity to become spiritually more like Jesus. Those around us will notice that we look better with age. Do not just grow older. Instead, grow better as a disciple of Jesus.