The church is in dire need of elderly people who are living radically for their faith. And some of these young people are dying to come under the tutelage of elderly people that seriously cannot wait to see Jesus and are living that way.
In this video, Francis Chan offers a strong exhortation to age biblically. And a biblical view of aging, from his perspective, takes seriously that every year we live, we are one step closer to meeting Jesus. So every year should bring with in an increased awareness of how precious time is and how we should make use of every moment to serve him.
But he doesn’t think Christians in America age well. He doesn’t come out and say it explicitly, but the implication is that he thinks many older Christians in America tend to hoard their time and resources rather than sharing both freely for the benefit of the following generations.
The video is well worth a few minutes of your time. Check it out and let us know what you think.
About Marc Cortez
Theology Prof at Wheaton College, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.