Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Wednesday's Wisdom 3

Tonight in church, the minister told a story about an old lady he was visiting in a nursing home. He said that she stated, "I love everyone- I do. I don't like some people, but I love everyone." The minister then pointed out how we all should have that brotherly/sisterly love for all, even if we don't all always "like" the same things and click perfectly. That isn't always going to happen because we aren't all the same, and it's a good thing we aren't. But that doesn't mean we can't all love each other.

Anyway, I sat there and thought, "Old people are so wise." One of those revolutionary thoughts that I knew, but the notion hit me tonight in an awe-inspiring way.

Then tonight, I read in Proverbs 16: 31, "Gray hair is a crown of splendor, it is attained by a righteous life."

I feel like the thoughts that the elderly have just spill with wisdom and experience. The perspective is so... right. But how is this attained? Proverbs says "by a righteous life." Sounds like a tall order to me. Yet, there is light at the end of the tunnel... as we strive to continue down the path of glory and obedience to our Father in Heaven, we will be led into the way everlasting and perhaps someday be adorned with a "crown of splendor."

Love you all! T


natz said...

Taryn, I loved your post. I pray someday I will have a crown of splendor that has been attained by a righteous life. What an amazing calling and blessing.

Priscilla said...

Me too!