The Beauty of Age

“The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is their grey hair.” (Proverbs 20:29)

God makes his children beautiful at any age, but especially in advanced age. There is something magnificent about a life that has matured in the service of the Lord.  Surely, “youth holds but half.”

It is tragic indeed that today while there is an unprecedented surge of interest in old material objects many people fail to see the beauty of age in human beings. Older Christians, whose lives are rich and enriching, have a beauty that far outweighs the beauty of material objects. A radiant Christian life is enhanced by age and has a greater depth and richness to it. “The grey head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.” (Proverbs 16:31) God himself is the best operator. He can put a sparkle in the eye, loveliness in the face and beauty in your character. “He hath made everything beautiful in his time.” (Eccl. 3:11)

Adapted from Virgil Bentley