March 5

Written by Bill Grandi on March 5th, 2020

When I was a youngster, I was like most kids, at least boys. I loved the section about dinosaurs. I’m not interested in discussing when they were here; how old the earth is; how long they were here, etc. I’ll leave that up to the folks who have letters after their names.

No, I like dinosaurs. Not Dino or the Flintstones. Real dinosaurs.  Like the T-Rex (my personal favorite). The Stegosaurus.  The Brontosaurus. The Pterodactyl.  Seems like an interesting time to live.  Yikes!

What I don’t like is feeling like a dinosaur! 🙂 I’ve tried to stay healthy. Current. Laughing my way through my age. But this past Sunday I felt like a dinosaur. During my introduction to my sermon I talked about how things come around. Shag haircuts are coming back. Parachute pants.  Leotards (old-fashioned leggings) & leg warmers.  Big hair. The older folks got it. The young ones stared.

Age is a curious thing. Say what you will; joke all you want; animate old age to make people laugh, but there is one thing that comes with age (or should) that I would not take back or give away: wisdom.  Hear Psalm 90:12- “Teach us the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” (NLT).  I like that verse.  I like the way the NLT puts it.  Seems senseless to get older and not wiser.  I want to be a wise dinosaur.

“Father, help me to pursue wisdom. As I age, may wisdom be another one of those gray hairs that keeps getting more prominent.”


7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Great post. I say, “Amen!” Me, too, LORD.

  2. Ryan S. says:

    Age has a way of making one feel old…

    How is that for Wisdom?

    In all seriousness, I agree Bill… I can see through my adult children the importance of life, of experience, of wisdom… Some things just take time.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      You showed such wisdom in your first comment. Amazing! And you are so right about seeing the need for wisdom and the time involved.

  3. I have to admit, Bill, that I’m feeling like a dinosaur these days, too. But if growing old means gaining more wisdom from God, it’s okay by me.

  4. Ed says:

    My one regret is that I didn’t follow wisdom when I had all my hair, or when I lost it either. Of course, I don’t remember losing it.