Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
                   —2 Corinthians 4:16

Barring an early exit, you’re going to grow old.

Repairs on the house you live in increase with age; no sooner do you get one body part fixed than another malfunctions. A lopsided percentage of senior citizen’s hours are spent in physicians’ offices.

Even so, older age has its pluses—and youth isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Morrie Schwartz nailed it: “As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth.”

The body wears out, but the spirit grows stronger. “Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day” (2 Cor. 4:16 NCV).

The spirit grows best in winter.

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