I visited my optometrist the other day for a complete eye checkup. After he completed the checkup, he asked me if I liked 50 Cents words. I said no! He said well, I am going to tell you anyways because that’s the condition that you have.
He said you have Presbyopia! And I went – WHAT? He said, when you hit or pass the milestone age of 40 you will notice that it becomes a little more difficult to focus on objects up close because of Presbyopia. You are simply getting old!
Well, I picked up my glasses this morning. It is nothing fancy but here is what it looks like:
Okay, you are 39 and younger, sitting there laughing or going poor guy, he’s getting old. But trust me your time is coming. Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes 12:3
when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men stoop, when the grinders cease because they are few, and those looking through the windows grow dim;
Here is what Solomon is talking about:
- Keepers of the house tremble – the hands and arms which protected the body… are now feeble
- Strong men stoop – like supporting pillars, the feet and knees, the strongest members… they are now weak… they bow
- The grinders cease – the molar teeth… they are now idle
- The windows grow dim – the eyes; the powers of vision… are now going dim
Some of you may be a little depressed already by this ‘getting old’ thing – but here is the good news – it gets way better:
We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us…
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed… therefore we do not lose heart…
Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
2 cor. 4:7, 8, 16