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Someone said you know you are over the hill when you talk more about the past than you do about the future. There is probably some truth in that. If you are aging, perhaps you have memories of a life that was beneficial to others. Job mused about his past. We know he was suffering because God was proving to Satan that Job would never deny his faith. In Job 29, he says, “I long for the years gone by when God took care of me, when he lit up the way before me and I walked safely through the darkness. When I was in my prime, God’s friendship was felt in my home. The Almighty was still with me, and my children were around me. Those were the days when I went to the city gate and took my place among the honored leaders. The young stepped aside when they saw me, and even the aged rose in respect of my coming. All who saw me spoke well of me, for I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who required help. I helped those without hope. I served as eyes for the blind and feet for the lame.” When the time comes for us to reflect on days gone by, hopefully, we will not boast, but we will have memories of a well-lived life for Christ and His kingdom.

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