I'm one of those "baby boomers" you read about who's almost 60, and I have to admit I don't like it. Not only do I not like growing older, but suddenly I realize my wife and I have been having a good time instead of saving enough for retirement. I don't have a question, I guess, but I find all this kind of sobering.


Isn’t it better to face reality than to deny it—even if it isn’t to our liking? Of course it is, and I’m thankful you’re beginning to realize this. The Bible says, “A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it” (Proverbs 22:3).

One of life’s unchanging realities is that we all will grow old and eventually die. We can turn our backs on it or try to hold the advancing years at bay—but eventually they will catch up with us, and we will finally realize that the clock can’t be reversed. The psalmist wisely wrote, “The length of our days is 70 years—or 80, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10).

The real question you face is this: What will you do with the future? Will you frantically spend your days pursuing more good times—or will you invest the remaining years God gives you in something of eternal significance? Most of all, what will you do with Jesus Christ and His claim on your life?

Don’t let another day go by without Christ. He alone gives true meaning to life, and He alone gives us hope—hope for life right now, and hope for eternity. Commit your life to Him today.