So many times in life I’ve seen how desperately I need wisdom and it is something that I’m pursuing – godly wisdom.
One day I watched a YouTube video titled: “Why My Gray Hairs Make Me Happy ***Be That Person***”, in the video Rachel Farnsworth openly shares her story:
I got this comment on my blog: “you look like you are 70 with your gray hairs. You really should consider dying them for TV so you don’t look like such an old hag.”She goes on to explain that she has a rare auto immune disease which means she might not make it to 70 so every sign of ageing that she has is a sign that she is still alive.
A lot of people don’t get the privilege to ever live, to be old, and I probably won’t either which means that I don’t have time to waste criticising myself and I don’t have time to waste criticising other people. I care a lot more about what my life is like right now!
She also mentions that her husband feels strongly that she shouldn’t dye her hair because he wants them to grow old together, I think that is super cute and sweet!
Rachel’s story really struck my heart and I realised what a privilege it is to have grey hairs, to live long enough to be old and grey. I also realised that it is pointless to waste time criticising myself or listening to criticism from other people.
The Bible explains that silver hair is a crown of splendour and glory, dignity and honour,
for it takes a lifetime of righteousness to acquire it (see Proverbs 16:31).
I love that!
I’ve been praying for wisdom and God reveals that grey hair is a visible reminder of the wisdom He has bestowed upon us, it is a crown of splendour!
A crown of wisdom? Oh I’m so into crowns so I’ll take that!
YES, I’m gonna allow my crown of wisdom to shine forth!
As I think about growing old and the privilege that it is I’m reminded that I can trust God, that the days allotted to me have been written in His book, written there long ago before even one of them came to be (Psalm 139:16). When I get into trouble I can call out to God and He promises to answer, to be with me in my day of trouble, rescuing me and honouring me with a long life! (see Psalm 91:15-16).
“Even to your old age I am He,
And even to your advanced old age I will carry you!
I have made you, and I will carry you;
Be assured I will carry you and I will save you.” Isaiah 46:4 (AMP)
I pray you’ve been blessed with what I’ve shared.
Many blessings, Keona
1. Rachel Farnsworth’s YouTube video was released Nov 23 2016, link: https://youtu.be/aFk9L3nhS0Q
2. Proverbs 16:31, I studied the Amplified and The Passion Translation.
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