I recently turned 50 and for some reason I don't have a problem telling people my age anymore. (I do appreciate when someone looks at me and says, "You don't look 50"). Up until now, I was always going to be 29. I even taught my kids to say that was my age. I don't know what changed the way I thought about my age. Maybe, I just gave in. Maybe, I'm thankful and happy that I made it this far. I guess I hit 50 and realized it felt the same as when I turned 45, 46...

Sometimes it takes a while for us to realize that something isn't really as bad as we thought it would be. I think about how we, as humans, keep time. Our time is physical. We measure by decades, years, months, days, hours, and seconds. We think about how fast or slow time seems to go depending on a situation.

God is timeless and doesn't move through time as we do. 2 Peter 3:8 says, "...with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day." God is eternal - "...who is and was and ever shall be."

The older I get, the closer I am to eternal life with God. What a wonderful thought. I know I still have a lot of life to live. Worrying about my actual human age isn't going to be in the forefront of my mind anymore.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for being timeless and eternal. Help us to value our days here on earth and not worry about things that we cannot control. You promised to be with us every step of the way. You are with us every second of our day and will never leave us. What a blessed thought.


~Julie Wilson