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This is a parable of 30-year-old friends who had a reunion and were discussing where they should go for dinner. Somebody suggested that they meet at the Glowing Embers Restaurant because the waiters and waitresses there are young and beautiful. They all agreed.

Fifteen years later, at 45 years of age, they met and discussed again where they should have dinner. Somebody suggested the Glowing Embers because the food selection there was very good. They all agreed.

Another 15 years later at 60 years of age, they once again discussed where to meet. Somebody suggested the Glowing Embers because you can eat there in peace and quiet and the restaurant is smoke free. They all agreed.

They All Agreed

Another fifteen years later, at the age of 75, the group discussed again where they should meet. Somebody suggested that they should meet at the Glowing Embers because the restaurant is physically accessible and they even have an elevator. They all agreed.

Finally, 15 years later at the age of 90, the same group of friends discussed one more time where they should meet for dinner. Somebody suggested that they should meet at the Glowing Embers because they had never been there before. And they all agreed.1

Of course this story is "tongue-in-cheek," but it demonstrates just how life can change over the years. One thing NEVER changes; God's love for us. He is very clear when he says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love" (Jeremiah 31:3). No matter what age we are, when we have a relationship with Jesus Christ, He's in it for the "long haul."

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By Michael Temple. Copyright © 2012 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines. Scripture take from the NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®.

1 P. J. Alindogan, "Communicate and Relate," The Potter's Jar blog, (3-25-12)


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