Friday, August 8, 2014

Embracing 50

For many years I have been one of those annoying people who claim to be 29 every year. Last September, I celebrated the 19th anniversary of my 29th birthday but this year I will jump ahead instead of clinging to the past. I made this decision a few months ago when the thought occurred to me that my 49th birthday is actually the ending of my 49th year and thus the beginning of my 50th. I thought of how many friends I had that did not make it this far and how blessed I have been to see 50 years. Then, last week, I was reading Clarence Jordan's book, "Sermons from the Cotton Patch" and he spoke of Jubilee. Now, the first part I already knew, every seventh year is a year of Jubilee and is accompanied by celebration and forgiveness of sin (including debt) and universal pardon! Here is what I did not know, every seventh cycle of seven years (49) is followed by an even bigger celebration in the 50th year, a kind of mega Jubilee!! So, on September 6. 2014, I will join a second annoying group, you know those people who have a birthday week or even month? Well not to be out done, I will celebrate all year, my 50th, my mega Jubilee. Who wants to party with me?

1 comment:

  1. Very nice blog. Congratulations on embracing 50 and the start of your Jubilee! With your personality, I'm sure there will be a line of people waiting to help you with your celebration from this day forward. 50 is not old, it is the middle of your journey. The best is still to come for you and you deserve all of it. You are truly blessed indeed. It has been a real pleasure and an adventure knowing you. Through the good and the not so good. ;-) Peace!!