It’s 48 days until my birthday. It’s likely I’ll mention it again before it arrives. Why? Because I’ll be turning sixty.
What’s in a number? It’s just a number, right? Nothing to worry about?
There are milestone birthdays in life that draw attention.
- Turning 13
- Turning 18
- Turning 21
- Turning 40
- Turning 50
- Turing 60
- And others…
It feels like the”60″ milestone is really far down on the list.
Some Properties of The Number Sixty
- Sixty represents the global karma of the universe and the general providential action exerted on the whole of the world. (I have no idea)
- Paul wrote that at sixty a woman could be placed on the list of widows.
- The distance from the earth to the moon is sixty times the terrestrial ray.
- Sabbath is mentioned sixty times in the N.T.
- Sixty is the natural number following 59 and preceding 61. (this is my favorite)
I’m not sure how I feel about turning sixty. Is there something I should be feeling? Will it feel different then when I turned 59? Is sixty the first year of no longer being middle aged? Or do I still have five years until I’m officially old?
Someone told me that sixty is the new fifty. I don’t really get that. But okay.
There are some things already happening before I turn sixty.
- My hair is totally grey.
- I have stiffness, aches and pains I didn’t have at fifty.
- Restaurants, theaters, and other places are asking if I want a senior discount.
But there are some other things happening as well.
- I’ve never had as much enthusiasm for God’s kingdom as I do right now.
- There is more to study, learn, and absorb than I ever imagined!
- The goals I’ve set for my sixties are more challenging than any other decade.
These are things I’ve promised or committed not to do as I grow older:
- I’ve promised not to obsess about the weather.
- I’ve promised not to discuss my health issues with others.
- I’ve committed to being positive, to laugh and to make others laugh.
- I’ve committed to having a strong faith and a deep confidence in God.
- I’ve promised that as I get older I won’t write about getting older.
Have a great day all you young people.