Senior Citizens are unresolved. That means they are not finished. They are in transition, going from one place to another. They are in the middle. The term “middle age” gives some hint of their status as seniors.
As I get older, I am discovering more and more things that I don’t understand, especially the changes in my body. Sudden chills that last for a few minutes, then they are gone; suddenly starting to sweat on my forehead, which lasts for about a minute, then I feel better. I do not understand my body. It is weird. It is well loved and cared for, but it is still weird at times. It just doesn’t make sense. There is definitely a slow down in some areas. I could go on and give more specifics, but you get the idea. Like teenagers, our bodies are changing and we don’t quite know what to do with all that.
What I find comforting as a Christian is that there is more to life than the physical. When the body is in pain, or slow, or confusing, I have an anchor in Christ I can hang on to. I am secure in Christ. Its true that my spiritual life is inconsistent, that I am growing in faith and obedience, that God is not done with me yet. That’s a good thing, because there is a lot of work to do in that area. But God is doing that work.
So when the confusing times come, and they will, when I am tired and my mind does not want to work, I am very resolved in this one thing – Jesus loves me, and I belong to him. He is leading me and helping me through these changes, these transitions, these unresolved moments, and He will finish the work He started. As Philippians 2:13 says,
“for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.“
May we ask God to lead us through the changes of life and bring us safely to be with Him in the end. By His grace and in His name I pray.Amen.