A National Resource
A nation’s elder citizens should be considered a national resource. God says in Proverbs 16:31 and 20:29 that gray hair is a crown of glory. Our elderly are walking repositories of yesterday’s treasures. The history of a nation—its society and culture—are living memories in them. Too much has been lost already because we have failed to draw on their wisdom, their strength and their resilience. Our elders have learned through experience, and that is what sets them apart.
Many giant contributions to our nations have been given by individuals in their golden years. Winston Churchill, Leo Tolstoy and Charles de Gaulle are only a few examples. Arthur Rubinstein, famous pianist, was born in 1887, and for 85 of his 95 years he appeared with the world’s major symphony orchestras.
Herbert W. Armstrong, founder of publications and colleges, blazed the path of truth and set a tremendous example of commitment. He lived a vigorous, productive life well into his 90s. Mr. Armstrong traveled throughout the world meeting world leaders as an unofficial ambassador for world peace. He positively affected the lives of millions of people through his encouraging and enlightening articles and broadcasts. Yet, he felt his most important work was accomplished during those later years. In his book Mystery of the Ages, he wrote, “I have lived a long, active, interest-packed life covering the last eight and a half years of the 19th century and all of the 20th to the present. … And now, in my 93rd year, I have been led to write this book before this event-packed life ends, to share with as many as care to know, the answers that the great supreme mind of God reveals in His Word ….” Request a free copy of this tremendous book.