Who can be forever young? We want to be. People searched for the spring of life. Used fortune just make oneself looking young and do a lot of remaking and restoring and you name it. Is it that really important?
Yesterday, I was invited by my friend Mercy to a small gathering of friends in her house.
Outside was cold and snowing!
But this lady wanted to come. To be with friends and to feel the warmth of their presence.
Meet the guests who wants to be forever young!
Mercy prepared so much food for some of us. Athough we were not complete because some couldn't come for different reasons.
The guests brought desserts, but I forgot to take pictures:)
But we did enjoyed each other's company.
Yes, sharing! Wondering how do we look like now if we stayed in our homecountry.....
Just look at my picture before I came to Norway. This was my NBI clearance picture. I was 27 years old that time. Very scary. My difficult life showed in this picture.
Who would though that I after 23 years I would look like this? Now, I am 50 years old.
Well, better life and better condition does help much. And God's grace and goodness.
But, are we exempted for heartaches, problems, trials because we live in a rich country? Of course not. Because behind those smiles and still looking young faces, there are secrets that probably tearing their hearts. One is not exempted for sickness that can cause one to die young, problems in marriage, work and the list is endless. Just like any other human being in this planet. There are fear of death, fear being of alone or losing someone and fear of the unknown.
That made us think that the only person we can rely on is God.
This morning God lead me to:
And that is Jesus encouragement for everyone. Wishing to be forever young is not possible in our life on earth, but one day when we get to heaven, then we will be forever young. Inside and out.
And Jesus provides the way. We only have to believe.
Happy New Year to all my friends!