Sunday, February 6, 2011

95 birthday candles down and eternity still awaits

What is an age anyway? An integer. A classification. Meaningless? It has always been said that with age comes wisdom. Today yet again validated this for me....

Today i met a man who has figuratively blown out 95 candles. This man a member of the church i have been attending here in singapore is not only still walking but he is still driving to the market near his home on a regular basis. How does one live to be this old? Im not sure since the average life expectancy for men is 71 and 80 for women in singapore and for the united states it is 75 for men and 80 for women. Clearly this man who's name is Lau Kheng Yong has lived a full life in the sense of number of days. What struck me most about him was that not only has he traveled the world but he has also compiled these books that contain words of wisdom that have been handed down from generation-to-generation. This quotations come essentially from a life full of traveling and countless countries and people groups.

One quote i think describes his life very well....
" Life is measured by thoughts and actions not by time." At the age of 95, not much time is left for him yet he has lived a life as far as i can tell glorifying to God. The great thing is that his soul will never die. Eternity waits for those who believe....always.

Philippians 3:20-21
20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

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