Day 9 – Patience After Reaching The Big 5 0

Day 9 – Patience After Reaching The Big 5 0
I was told that turning 50
would make me feel real nifty.
But now that I’ve reached it I can tell you
that what I was told just isn’t true.
I take pills for all my ills,
And on my desk are stacks of bills.
All my kids have married twice
And my noisy neighbors just aren’t nice.
My Bible sits high up on the shelf
I just don’t have time to read it myself.
My wife urges me to go to church
and I don’t mean to leave her in the lurch.
But Pastor Smith is a boring guy
And I’d like to smack him in the eye
Because he looks at me like he knows my sins
Yet I put money in the plate, so he always wins.
I’d rather sleep in or play golf with my friends
And at the age of 50, I’m wearing Depends!
I hate my job, I hate my pay,
But I stay working every day.
If I lost my job we’d be out on the street.
And we’d have to learn not to eat.
So no, I don’t think turning 50 is nifty at all
But I do plan to become a Christian before you call.
Because it’s over 100° right now outside
And I know I can’t just keep letting things slide.
I don’t want to burn in hell forever
I know you know I’m not too clever.
So here I go “Come into my heart
And please give me a brand-new start.”
I’ll use 50 as a diving board
And I’ll begin to call you Lord.
And follow You as best I can.
I really do want to be your man.
Wow, what is this that’s happening to me?
I feel lit up like a Christmas tree!
Whatever’s just happened at the age of 50
I know now IS going to be nifty!
Ray

And here’s Ray with still another guy who’s just turned the big 5 0….

Day 9 – Patience After Reaching The Big 5 0