”Dad, Please Move The Pest Controller!” (2 Corinthians 5:2)

A few months ago, we had a problem with raccoons. After finally trapping one of them, I decided to implement a system that would prevent the raccoons and other pests from returning. I found what I thought was an excellent solution, an ultrasonic alarm, triggered by movement. The high frequency was supposedly only heard by animals such as raccoons and would drive these pests away from the home. It apparently worked. But it kept other animals away as well…my daughter. I could barely hear the sound but from the start, my daughter complained to me how the sound was annoying and distracting. “Dad, please move the pest controller!” Here’s to my aging ears and the vitality of youth!


Ultrasonic frequencies are not the only things that have grown dim with time. I have noticed, like others my age, that my memory is not quite as sharp as it once was. A senior moment becomes an increasingly common and unwelcome phrase. All of these events remind me that age respects no one and the brevity of life is a surety.


For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling…

2 Corinthians 5:2 (ESV)


With each passing year, I do groan. But it is not a groan of resignation or defeat, it is a groan of impatience. I look forward to the promise of a new body and a new home in Heaven, with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I do so with confidence that when I confessed and repented of my sins to Jesus Christ, He was faithful and just to forgive me and grant me salvation and eternal life. It will be a life that is free of physical frailties or despair. It is a triumphant and victorious life and it is available to all who place their trust in Jesus.


My aging ears may not hear as well as my daughter’s. But thanks be to God that He has a perfect body waiting for me when I will hear more clearer than I ever could have believed! And I groan with eager longing for that day!




Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


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