Reading: Genesis 44:29
Oh yeah—the gray hairs. If you look closely at my hair in the temple region above my ears, yes, you will see gray hairs. When the gray hair starts sticking out too far, I know it is time to get a haircut. I started getting gray when I was 28-years-old. Funny thing—it was the same year that I started as director of Mount Luther. I like to blame my gray hair on that first summer’s staff! They are the ones who discovered the gray. They are also the ones who would pull out the gray hairs on occasion. I guess they wanted me to look youthful.
Gray hair on older men is a sign of dignity, I’ve been told. But I have a few friends who grayed or even lost most of their hair and they are not even the 28-years-of-age I was when I noticed the color change. So, are they seen as dignified as well? Certainly they are in my eyes!
Often gray hair is a sign of stress or troubling times in your life. “My kids gave me gray hair,” you might hear. The gray hair makes up the person you are and tells your story of life.
What are the gray hair moments in your life? What has caused you pain or anguish or suffering? What did you do to overcome those moments? Did you turn to God and ask for guidance, help, and reassurance? Or, did you try to do it alone?
Remember, God can fix your gray hair situations. Turn to our creator when you need to turn your gray hair day into something brighter! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray for any gray hair moments in your life right now.
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