If you are still young and energetic, you may find it difficult to sympathize with the feelings that reflect many older people. But those who have long past the midpoint on life‘s journey and have begun to descend the westering slope can appreciate what David said: “I was young and now I am old“ (Psalm 37:25). And because aging often brings with it pain and loss, there may be those who finally wish that their summertime days would never end. No matter where we are on the heavenward pilgrimage, if we are walking with Jesus we can rejoice. And since we know that our faithful Father will abide with us till our journey on earth is over, we can actually be thankful for the lengthening shadows and the setting sun. To live is Christ; to die is gain.