Starting Over at 52!

I am comtemplating being a student at 52.
In my ‘Autumn Years’, I have been accepted to study at Glasgow University. Having missed this opportunity in my youth,being directed by a well meaning careers advisors into the nursing profession,I approach this with a mixture of excitement and trepidation.
In the last 30 years I have brought up 6 children,assisting them through the school system. As a christian, I shared my beliefs with them in the hope that they would not only be able to make an informed choice for themselves, but realise that Jesus Christ died for them and through His death they need never fear death,having eternal life with Him.
However during their school careers,Religious Education seems to have been the least interesting subject on the curriculum, and presented in the most unappetising way. Therefore after much prayer and thought, I decided to see if I could do something about it. Even if it is a ‘drop in the ocean’ and reaches only a few.
Idealistic? , maybe,but as far as anyone can be sure of Gods leading, I think that this is where He is leading me.
Not only to be able to share the person of Jesus but to give knowledge of other religions, in a way that promotes understanding of anothers beliefs,hopefully lessening racial tension….now perhaps that IS idealistic! But here I am standing at the threshold of the next phase of my life.
To those in the same posisition, I’d say forget your age ,at 50, we are the new 30 year olds. If God is speaking to you, get out there and do it..He won’t let you down, it WIL L be tough but anything He asks usually is but He will provide the strength.
Psalm 32v.8 NIV I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;I will counsel you andwatch over you.
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