The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him. Psalm 92:12-15
During the last few weeks of her life it seemed that Sheba was sweeter than ever. Time after time, even as we waited to cross a street, people would stop, roll down a car window, and comment on what a great dog she was. And invariably, as practically every person we met on the sidewalk would pause to pet her and comment on her wonderful personality, that curly little tail would wag back and forth and those beautiful, big brown eyes would overflow with love.
Galatians 5:22-23 tells us that the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. My prayer is that I will age as gracefully as my sweet little Pug, and that at the end of my days, my life will overflow with the Holy Spirit’s fruit, proving to the world that I am God’s and He is mine.
2 thoughts on “Aging Gracefully”
At almost 78 (Sept 4, 1941) I am learning to embrace aging. All of my precious pets, that have gone before me, have taught me how not to fear the process, as your little pug showed you. Thanks for sharing the adorable picture and message.
I have been a follower of Aslan’s Place for many years now, also attending one of Paul’s “Coming Up Higher” meetings in Canada. Larry Pearson has been my spiritual life coach for about 3 years now…recommended by Aslans. I also have most of Paul’s books and just got the latest via kindle. Just finished watching this evenings web cast with you, Paul and Brian. Grateful to have you all to learn from.
Love and Blessings,
Mary Lou Waterfield-Holbrook
Thanks so much Mary Lou!