Gray hair is a crown of glory;
it is found on the path of righteousness. – Proverbs 16:31(CEB)
I like to joke that my graying hair is caused by my children. I know it’s not. It’s just a part of growing older. And, hey, what’s the alternative? Color it, fake it, pretend I’m not aging and lie to myself? No thanks. As the hair I have left turns gray, and the rest seems to be migrating to my ears and my nose, I know that I am getting older. Thank the Lord.
You see, while lack of sleep due to parenting may speed up the aging process, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I’ve been truly blessed. (And hey, I’ve got to get sermon material from somewhere, and parental mistakes make great learning experiences.)
Over the past couple of years, I’ve come to appreciate the gray on my head. By God’s grace, I’m still around to see it. And it’s natural. I am the age my Creator intended me to be.
Thanks to this Proverb today, I am reminded that my gray hair is to God’s glory. It means God has used me, is using me, and will still use me to help others, even as I age. Each day and each gray is a gift from The Lord.
So, how are doing with the whole getting older thing?
Prayer: Lord, thank you for my gray hairs. I didn’t think I wanted them, but you have blessed me with them. Thank you. Thank you for this gift of life and allowing me to get older. Amen.