What’s next for you? That’s a question often asked by individuals who have redirected their lives from lifelong careers to completely different life filling activities. This is true for both men and women who are called “seniors.”
Who are seniors? The older population—persons 65 years or older—numbered 46.2 million in 2014 (the latest year for which data is available). They represented 14.5% of the U.S. population, about one in every seven Americans. By 2060, there will be about 98 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2014.
That will certainly bring changes to the fabric of our American society. One of those changes will include how to deal with the uncertainties of the days ahead. May we be comforted by the Lord as he speaks to that very matter: the uncertainty of the future.
In the Old Testament book of Isaiah 46:4 we hear God’s promise:
Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
That verse expresses the great love and mercy of God which he promises and gives. We teach the children to know about the undeserved love of God which we call grace. We speak of the “Means of Grace”, The Gospel in the Word and sacraments. To be sure as we age, God is with us; as we hear the word our faith strengthened; as we remember our baptism and receive The Lord’s Supper the Lord is really present with us on our journey. Be at peace the Lord will continue to carry you. Please share your comments: FREDERICKKOGLER@gmail.com
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