“When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.” ~ Yoda, Return of the Jedi
As I was reading this quote I thought, Man, Yoda’s old. Then my mind, as it is often prone to do, flitted to the Bible and my second thought was, Or maybe not.
When Adam was 130 years old, he became the father of a son who was just like him—in his very image. He named his son Seth. After the birth of Seth, Adam lived another 800 years, and he had other sons and daughters. Adam lived 930 years, and then he died. ~ Genesis 5:3 NLT
Chapter 5 of Genesis continues on with a family lineage that includes ages well into the several hundreds. But in chapter 6, because of the wickedness of humans, God decides to limit our average age span to 120 years.
Now we celebrate whenever someone makes it to 100, but really that would be just the beginning of someone’s life in the first century of human existence. But my point isn’t about how old is old, my point is that old people can do some awesome things.
Look at Yoda. He trained Luke at 900 and was kicking serious butt not that many years prior. In the Bible, God used Noah in his five and six hundreds to build an ark! Abraham was 75 when God called him to move away from his homeland to a new promise land, and even older when he had his first child. Moses was 80 when he led the Israelites through the Red Sea, and then spent the next 40 years of his life watching over them as they wandered through the wilderness. Some people believe 30 is old (I disagree), but Jesus didn’t begin his ministry until he was 30.
Perhaps we’re more like wine than cheese. When we age, we get better rather than moldy. I’m going to go with that theory.
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