Your Best Lap – Saturday, January 22, 2022

The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts – Haggai 2:9


Don’t count me out because of the gray on my head;
Or, that sometimes I forget things just said.
Nor suggest for me to take up crocheting;
Or, tour a senior living community in hopes I’ll be staying.
Because while you may think I’m over the hill;
The thumping in my heart won’t allow me to remain still.
So point me in the direction where I can lend a hand;
Or, join the group that “just don’t understand.”

Back in 1988, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince wrote a song that spoke of the disconnect young people often feel towards their parents, as captured in its title: “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”  Yet, those of us eligible to join AARP will likely acknowledge a similar divide, whereby we now have become the ones protesting: “Young People Just Don’t Understand.”  Why?  Because too often the term elderly is linked to such judgments as: no longer viable, that their best days are behind them. Thankfully God didn’t have that type of mindset when it came to senior citizens; He used them to perform some amazing feats, like Moses and Noah.

So if you are a senior, then metaphorically speaking, get ready to start swimming because your best lap is still ahead of you.  In the words of Frank Sinatra: “The best is yet to come and babe, won’t it be fine?”  Yes, it will!