神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16).

​【双语灵修】葛培理:尊敬老人(2017-10-23)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年10月23日 20:57

尊敬老人 Respect Age

读经

“在白发的人面前,你要站起来;也要尊敬老人,又要敬畏你的上帝。我是耶和华。”  利未记 19:32 

Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the Lord.  L E V I T I C U S 1 9 : 3 2

默想 

上帝爱老人。你呢?他们见证历史、喜乐常在;他们满脸皱纹,充满智慧;他们如陈年老酒,回味无穷;他们历经坎坷、饱经风霜,但是生命不止、战斗不息。

上帝要我们尊敬老人,他们值得尊敬和爱戴。他们一生也是起起伏伏、又喜又悲、有甜有苦、或得或失。上帝知道他们,爱他们生命中的每一刻。

God loves old people. Do you? He loves their long stories and deeply grained smiles. He loves their rascally outlook and feisty concern for the world. He loves their wrinkles and wisdom and wit. He loves people who have aged like good wine, without whining, of course. He loves those young-hearted warriors who have lived through generations, through wars, through terrors, through economies, through leaders, and they still stay simple and focused on what is right and true.

God seems to believe that someone who has lived a long life has earned the right to be respected. The years haven’t always been easy on them. For every ring of the tree they have borne the weight of joys and sorrows, jubilation and loss. Their memories are both sweet and bitter. And the Lord knows every fiber of their being and he loves them with every fiber of his being.

祷告

耶稣,我要学会尊敬别人,才能得到尊敬。让我特别要尊敬老人。阿们。

Dear Jesus, how can I expect to be respected if I fail to respect those who have come before me. Help me to honor you by honoring those older than me. Amen.

行动

尊敬身边的老人朋友,给他们打电话,请他们吃饭,帮他们干活,陪他们钓鱼。

Do something that shows respect for an older person, such as sending a thank-you note, extending an invitation to lunch, offering to do yard work, going fishing, or simply sitting down for a long conversation.


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