When one thinks of ageing, one immediately thinks of an older person, perhaps someone over 40. But ageing happens from the moment we are born. A newborn baby has a perfect liver which gradually begins to deteriorate as he or she gets older. Unless we choose to remain an infant, we will have aged significantly by the time we arrive at age 20. When we arrive at age 40, our bones begin to show tiny cracks. And, by the time we reach age 60, we are infirm.
For me, ageing imperceptibly is growing older without showing any cracks and dents. I would like to arrive at age 20 with my liver and spleen intact, and with my heart in the same condition as when I was a newborn infant. That is the world we will have when Jesus arrives. His kingdom will be one in which no one ages, and everyone grows physically younger everyday. I look forward to stopping the ageing process at age 25. I also look forward to seeing people I know growing younger and younger everyday. When the kingdom is a thousand years old, hopefully we all will still look as if we were 25.