It’s the week of the Thanksgiving holiday. Like many of you, we’ll be hosting family and friends over a three day period. It’s a time for fellowship and food…and THE occasion where we are continually reminded to be thankful and aware of all our blessings.
I was reading in Proverbs a little earlier this morning. One passage struck me in the heart as I studied:
“Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.” Proverbs 16:31
Gray hair is a crown. Gained in a righteous life.
This verse tells me two things. First, gray hair is a crown of glory…it symbolizes wisdom and discernment.
Next, gray hair is gained in a righteous life. It’s the result of life experience- and doing the right things for a long time.
This Thanksgiving holiday I will pray for a couple of things. I’ll pray that I take the time to observe and listen to those “gray” folks in my life. I’ll make an effort to watch their behavior and listen to their stories.
Next, I’ll try to realize that I’m starting to turn “gray” too. I’ll pray for more awareness that younger family members are watching for Christ’s example in me…and for me to share my failures and successes with them.
Experience is the greatest teacher.
Please pray for me to be more aware and awake this holiday season. And please let me know how to pray for you.