Many people, seeking surcease from anxiety, are greatly concerned with the problems that are associated with advancing years.
But what says the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science about age? Onpage 246 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes, "The measurement of life by solar years robs youth and gives ugliness to age." Mortal mind claims that the disadvantage of age works both ways: that one may be too young or too old for a certain undertaking. Yet at the age of twelve Jesus was found in the temple with the learned doctors, "both hearing them, and asking them questions," and at thirty-three he had fulfilled his mission, a youthful age for the completion of a so-called lifework.
In Bible days the aged were regarded with much reverence for their experience and wisdom. Often they were renowned prophets or patriarchs who feared God and, because of their willing and loving obedience to Him and their more enlightened understanding, lived to an extreme old age. It is recorded in the Scriptures that the righteous Noah, in the six hundredth year of his life, began the building of the ark; that at the age of one hundred and twenty, Moses' eye was not dimmed; that Abraham's wife, Sarah, had a longdesired son at an advanced time of her life.