Many people today are still seeking the ever elusive “Fountain of Youth.” Between Botox shots, implants, collagen injections, wrinkle creams, and a plethora of other medical and holistic options, people are trying to cheat time and the aging process.
Should we search for the Fountain of Youth or seek after the Fountain of Life?
“Those who fear the Lord are secure; he will be a refuge for their children. Fear of the Lord is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death. ” (Proverbs 14:26-27)
Many who are attempting to defy the aging process are insecure in their identities. They fear what others think, based on what they themselves perceive as acceptable in appearance. No matter how far around the corner skin is stretched, or what sized implants are installed, there is no defeating time and gravity. No amount of hair color or makeup can erase the effects of natural biology.
Those who trust in God and reverence him in worship are secure in themselves because they are secure in Christ. We accept that God has given us a limited time on earth to serve him. We are less worried about outward appearance and more concerned with making an eternal difference for the Kingdom of God. We drink from the living waters offered by our Savior.
The Fountain of Youth is an ever elusive myth that will never be found by any human. The ratio of life to death is still 1:1. However, all who seek the fountain of life and find forgiveness of their sins are given the reality of life eternal where age and the results of sin in this world have no power. Aging cannot be defeated, but death has been overcome by the sacrifice of Christ. What is the destination of your journey?