I read a headline the other day that stated, “The debate over whether aging is a disease rages on.”
The story’s premise was that the World Health Organization, WHO, was debating whether or not to classify old age as a disease.
The advocates say that by defining it as a disease, more resources would be put into treating many of the issues that come with aging.  Those who oppose the change say it ignores the reality of aging.
Aging is indeed a reality, and if it’s a disease, it’s a childhood disease that is always terminal.
I remember years ago when a lady who was a part of our church family passed away just shy of her 101st birthday. A few people asked me what she died of. Really?  She was 101.
It was refreshing to see the official cause of death for Queen Elizabeth simply listed as “old age.”
The Bible tells us in Psalm 90:10, “Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty.” Which seemed like a really long life forty years ago, but not so much today.
But the truth is, it’s not the years we get in our life, but the life we get in our years. And that is our choice.
Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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