One of my favourite verses in the Bible is Deuteronomy 34:7.  “Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.” (NKJV)  God took Moses home at the age of 120.  His eyes were still sharp and he still had all his ‘natural vigor’ or strength and vitality.  That is how I plan to ‘grow old’.

    I see no reason that I need to expect to become feeble in my later years.  There is no need to succumb to many of the diseases and conditions that are associated with old age.  My eyesight can remain sharp.  You may not think this is possible.  You may accept the modern conception of old age as the norm.  I choose to believe in and have faith in health as related in the story of Moses.

    When I turn 100 I plan to play a round of golf, and hopefully shoot my age.  I plan to still be visiting places, singing and doing God’s work.  As the last part of Hebrews 12:1 says, “let us run with patience the race that is set before us” (KJV)  It doesn’t say run part of the race so I plan to run the entire race with full capabilities right up until the race is over.

Published by Ray Richards