It’s a real pleasure to introduce today’s guest poster: Louise Looney. We collaborated on this warm, witty and wise book for those over 40.
Louise is warm, witty and wise. I’m simply witty—I hope—with my one-liners on aging sprinkled throughout the book. It would make a great Christmas gift for the AARP members on your list. Order at amazon.com. Here’s an excerpt:
It was easier keeping my chin up when I had just one! JNW
So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside . . . the things we can’t see now will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 MSG
In Ecclesiastes chapter twelve, Solomon lists a number of things that begin to go wrong as a person gets older. As I struggled with Solomon’s unwelcomed input, I felt a tap on my shoulder and a gentle whisper caused me to snap to attention. Solomon’s observations are real possibilities, but he addressed issues that apply to the physical body. If you’re willing to go deeper, you’ll find that as the outer shell begins to wear out, I’m creating an incredible inner man that will never grow old. I knew the Lord was reminding me that this new body was a marvel He designed to last throughout all eternity.
My heart beat faster. A tingle went up my spine as I contemplated the depth and breadth of this miraculous plan God has to transform us—from the inside out.
This thought reassured me: The Lord is creating a vibrant new life inside—where real beauty counts and is being nurtured within the spirit of man. Even now, it’s sprouting wings that will fly forever throughout the heavens.
Prayer: Lord, transform us from the inside out. Start with our hearts. Let them beat in sync with Your heart of love.
Question: How can you begin to search for new meaning for this period of life?
Copyright © 2014 Louise L. Looney and James N. Watkins