Saturday, November 21, 2009


Turning 39 today gave me some ideas about how to fight aging. I noticed that when I lost a few pounds earlier this year, the skin was a bit looser than before - especially under my chin. Come to think of it, others I've known to loose weight also seem to loose the tightness around their face.

O.K. so, what if the opposite is true? If loosing weight loosens the skin, shouldn't gaining tighten it? Here's the plan: Starting when I turn 40, I'll gain one pound each year. During the next 20 years, I'll be putting on just enough extra mass to stretch and iron out each crease and line, staving off those would-be wrinkles. Sounds like a food-induced face lift. By 60 I should still look like the 40-year-old version of myself, only chunkier!

If I keep it up for another 20 years, I should eventually achieve the rosy-cheeked sheen (and girth) of Kris Kringle, himself!

This might not be the best idea I've ever had. No matter how young or old you and I may feel, we still have hope in God's Word. When Jesus rose from the dead, he became the first fruit, the prototype of a new and glorious humanity, living in a glorified body. Because he rose from the dead, he will bring us with him and restore all things. Thank God that we can rejoice in the hope of the glory of God!

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
2Corinthians 4:16

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