The End of My Search For the Fountain of Youth

DSC_1332 Niko Knigge
Today I began to bridge a gap that has been left gaping and ignored for far too long in my life and all around me and as I see the gap closing ever so slightly I am filled with excitement and a new joy I haven't experienced yet.

After days of putting it off for reasons too silly to mention, I met with a new friend today. I met this lovely woman months back and was drawn to her heart and her desire for the same God that I too had fallen deeply in love with. This amazing woman would have stayed in the comfortable acquaintance zone simply because she had many years on me but thanks to the way God has been working in my heart I was able to catch a small glimpse of the importance and reward this relationship may hold. So I stepped out. Out of my comfort zone, out of my fear of one on one conversation, and out of the confining hold this separation of generations has had on my life. And I am here to tell you friends that  I am so thankful!

"Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good. and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled." Titus 2:3-5

What a beautiful gift God has given us with these amazing "older women" and oh what we have been missing. I'm so excited to say that I have a woman who I know without a doubt will not only teach me these beautiful things but who is also anxious to. To be taught to be self-controlled, pure, kind, loving, and submissive in order to honor the word of God is to be taught to be like Jesus and what more could we want? So I will step into this uncharted territory and I will fight against my doubt, fear and uncomfortability and I will cling to this gift that God has given me.

I hope not only to absorb the wisdom, kindness, gentility, and patience of the older women God puts in my path but I hope to bring a gift to the table as well. I hope to bring a listening ear, a strong arm to hold, steady feet to walk as far as is needed, a passion to reignite, and a vision to close the rest of the gap. We all have something beautiful to bring to these relationships God has called us to.

"One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts."
Psalm 145:4

I think at first glance this verse looks like this is something to be passed down but what if this is a call to pass the word of God's amazing work up and down. That we may be lifted up by the power of God's work in the evidence of a long and beautiful life and that we may also be reignited by the power of God's work in the passion, child-like faith, and fearlessness of a developing life.

So join me.

Join me to end our search for the fountain of youth and to instead settle into the amazing vision God has for our lives in unity together, young and old.

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