Tuesday, February 20, 2007

May You Stay Forever Young

My house and I look about the same. We are older, what realtors like to call a "fixer upper". Just another old house, as I look at myself, just another aging, unremarkable in appearance middle aged person do I see. An aging temple of the Holy Spirit. I remember the smooth knees I had when I was six and the veinless hands. Now I have things growing on my hands from years of hard work, ganglion cysts, the doctor says, not to worry he can cut them out. Cholesterol, reading glasses, I sigh, just had a skin cancer cut out a month ago on my leg, a souvenir of teenage tanning. But it is not what is on the outside that is important, as my body ages and grows more shabby, like the plush kitty my son loved the fur off of so long ago, inside my soul the fire is burning. I am passionate about my Savior. I find myself caring less and less what people think and more and more about what my Savior thinks. Everyday is a new adventure walking in faith. We who love Him will spend eternity with Him. He will bless and keep us always, nothing can separate us from His love, even greying temples and wrinkled knees.

Bob Dylan, famous poet, songwriter and singer of my generation wrote this song. I share it with you today. It is my prayer. May we all be forever young in Christ.

Forever Young

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.

May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
And may you stay forever young.

Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the light surrounding you.

May you always be courageous
Stand up right and be as strong
And may you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.

May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay forever young.

May you grow up righteous and true,
See the light surrounding you
May you grow up righteous and true,
See the light surrounding you
May you stay forever young.

Bob Dylan- Ram's Horn Music - ASCAP