Remember when?

“Honor and enjoy your Creator while you’re still young.” Ecclesiastes 12:1

I’m not sure why this scripture didn’t say, “Continue to honor your Creator all your life until you cannot.” I’m certainly not in the age bracket “young,” but I don’t consider myself old, either. I’ve found worshiping and praising God to be easier and more rewarding now that I have more time to give to reading and studying God’s Word.

The author, Questor, says the body doesn’t “serve you well in your elder years,” but he doesn’t mention the mind. We hear “use it or lose it,” and I agree, but what happens with early onset Alzheimer’s when it attacks someone during the prime of their career.

An article in Prevention magazine on line gives ten ways to help keep your mind active. The first one is to play brain games, such as crossword puzzles. I couldn’t do crosswords when I was younger and have not improved over the years. Instead, I do Sudoku puzzles and deal with placement of numbers. I play bridge and have to remember which cards have been played and the conventions, etc. If I don’t play often enough, it’s tough to remember everything.

We hear a great deal about dementia and probably everyone knows someone who has been affected by one form of memory loss. This can cause fear and stress, which is bad for the brain. So, lighten up, enjoy whatever time God has given you on Earth. And, remember, God will never forget you.

Lord, help Alzheimer researchers continue to move towards a cure. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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