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A Julia Roberts quote caught my attention (she, a popular film star, and her cameraman have three children together):

“You make these people and you love them and you want them around for a thousand years,” she says about her three kids – 3-year-old Henry and 5-year-old twins Phinnaeus and Hazel – with cameraman Danny Moder. “And you want to be there for them for a thousand years.”1

Having a number of children, myself, I know the early years are wonderful and we wish they could last forever but eventually reality sets in and it is not so wonderful until life’s true source of wonder is found.2

Jesus compares life’s choices to building a home,3 he compares difficulties to storms and floods against that home. The wise and the foolish both built but the proof of their wisdom did not come until the storms. I’ll be interested to hear Julia’s interview when her children are 15 and 17, or better yet when they are 40 and 42.

Today’s society worships youth but it is the seasoned followers of Jesus who really have something to offer.

“The [Gray] head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. – Proverbs 16:31

“That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, … That they may teach” – Titus 2:1-5a4

– fritz
1 – Exerpt from Washington Post 08/10/10,
2 – Related Post: December 30, 2009 “Happy the Man with Lots of Children?
3 – Matthew 7:24-27
4 – Titus 3:1-5

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